Posted by **Rebecca** on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 8:50pm.

20% of a number is 8 ... fine the number

20 divided by 100 is 5, 8 divided by 5 is 1.6

is the answer 1.6/8 ?

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**caitlin**, Monday, April 19, 2010 at 9:20pm
becca repost it, nobody will answer

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**Reiny**, Monday, April 19, 2010 at 9:50pm
some number was multiplied by .2 to get 8

so that number is 8/.2 or 40

check : 20% of 40 = 8

by algebra.

.2(x) = 8

x = 8/.2 (as above)

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