will is 23%taller than wanda, so will's height is % of wands height

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embizze | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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Let x be Will's height, and y be Wanda's height.

Since Will is 23% taller than Wanda we have `x=1.23y`

(y+23% of y is 1y+.23y=y(1+.23)=1.23y)

Then solving for y we get:


So Wanda's height is approximately 81.3% of Will's height.