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

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Ms. Sue,
0.42x = 40
x = 40/0.42
x = 95.238

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Bosnian,
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