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32 is 40 percent of what number ?

Finding 32 is 40 percent of what number 

Method 

  1. 40 percent means 40/100 = 0.4
  2. Now 40 percent of a number means 0.4 x.
  3. is in mathematical form means =
  4. Therefore 32 = 0.4x
  5. 32/0.4 = x
  6. 320/4 = x
  7. Therefore number is 80
  8. 32 is 40 % of 80