Quandaries
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Dear Sir or Madam: Thank you for your time, Charlie 

Hi Charlie, There is part of your first question that is implicit, but if it were there I think the answer would be clear. What I see is Dividing by 0.75 gives you the answer to an entirely different question. Suppose that you bought it from Sam for $10.00 and sold it to Fred for some amount that you didn't tell Sam. Sam asked Fred "What did you pay for it?" Fred answered "You got 75% of what I paid". That is the $10.00 that Sam got was 75% of what Fred paid. Hence When you have a percentage question you really need to ask "percentage of what?" Cheers,Penny 

