Posted by **Shorty** on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:20pm.

40 is 42% of what number? (set this up with a variable,simplify)

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:35pm
0.42x = 40

x = 40/0.42

x = 95.238

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**Bosnian**, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:38pm
42 % = 42 / 100

40 = x * 42 / 100 Multiply both sides by 100

40 * 100 = 42 x

4000 = 42 x Divide both sides by 42

4000 / 42 = x

x = 95.238

OR

42 % = 42 / 100 = 0.42

x = 40 / 0.42 = 95.238

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