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Question from Christine:

If n($) x 35% equals $159,530 what is n?

Hi Christine,

Percent means per 100 so 35% is 35/100. Hence translating your qusetion into an agebraic statement i get

n times 35/100 = 159,530. Solve for n.

multiply both sides by 100/35 to get

n times 35/100 times 100/35 = 159,530 times 100/35 so

n = $455,800



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