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Question from Luis, a parent:

Question: $1579 is 20% of what number?

I'm sure I used to know this years ago (honestly), but the old brain isn't what it used to be.


100% is a whole. So 1% is a one-hundredth part. What part is 20%? Can you put that in lowest terms?

Now can you solve the problem? If not, look at the following example.

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