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What is is 1/12 of x if 25% of x is equal to 24?  

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frontman0 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 16, 2011 at 11:37 PM via web

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What is is 1/12 of x if 25% of x is equal to 24?

 

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted June 16, 2011 at 11:40 PM (Answer #1)

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We'll write mathematically the given condition "25% of x is equal to 24": 25x/100 = 24

We'll multiply by 100 both sides: 25x = 24*100

We'll divide by 25: x = 24*4 x=96

Now, we'll calculate x/12: x/12 <=> 96/12=8

Therefore, 1/12 of x is 8.

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 16, 2011 at 11:41 PM (Answer #2)

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It is given that 25% of x is equal to 24

=> x*(25/100) = 24

=> x/4 = 24

=> x = 96

1/12 of x is equal to 96*(1/12) = 96/12 = 8

The required value of 1/12 of x = 8.

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dartharceus | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 29, 2011 at 6:37 PM (Answer #3)

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(24x4)/12=8

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sciencesolve | Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 18, 2012 at 10:44 PM (Answer #4)

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You need to find x to tell what is `1/12`  of x, hence you need to use the equation `(25/100)*x = 24`  such that:

`(25*x)/(25*4) = 24=> `

`=gt x/4 = 24 =gt x = 4*24 =gt x = 96`

You need to find what is `1/12`  of x, hence you need to substitute 96 for x such that:

`(1/12)*x =gt (1/12)*96 = 8`

Hence, evaluating `1/12`  of `x=96`  yields 8.

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