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# Math mom's or any one more awake than I am....

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35,000 is 1.4% of x

What would x be?
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 26, 2017 at 8:04 AM
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by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 26, 2017 at 8:06 AM
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Divide 35,000 by 1.4% (or 0.014).

by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 26, 2017 at 8:07 AM
2,500,000?

That's what I was thinking but then I second guessed myself haha.

Quoting Anonymous 2:

Divide 35,000 by 1.4% (or 0.014).

by Platinum Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 8:08 AM
2,500,000
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 8:08 AM
1.4% of 35,000

Or 35,000 is 1,4% and you want to find d the original larger numbers....
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 26, 2017 at 8:10 AM

To test it, does 2,500,000 * 1.4% = 35,000?

Quoting Anonymous 1: 2,500,000? That's what I was thinking but then I second guessed myself haha.
Quoting Anonymous 2:

Divide 35,000 by 1.4% (or 0.014).

Yep

by Emerald Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 8:10 AM
I think this is wrong . She isn't looking for 1.4 % OF 35,000

Quoting Anonymous 2:

Divide 35,000 by 1.4% (or 0.014).

by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 26, 2017 at 8:14 AM

1.4% of 35,000 would be 35,000 X 1.4%.

This is 1.4% of X = 35,000

or 35,000 / 1.4% = X

Quoting lucky2Beeme: I think this is wrong . She isn't looking for 1.4 % OF 35,000
Quoting Anonymous 2:

Divide 35,000 by 1.4% (or 0.014).

by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 26, 2017 at 8:34 AM
I needed to find what the 1.4% was of that made it equal 35k.

Quoting lucky2Beeme: I think this is wrong . She isn't looking for 1.4 % OF 35,000

Quoting Anonymous 2:

Divide 35,000 by 1.4% (or 0.014).

by Platinum Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 8:40 AM

35k = .014 * x

2.5 million

by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 26, 2017 at 8:42 AM
2,500,000

The way I always remember how to do it is make it a sentence just like you did. Turn the "is" into an equal sign and turn the "of" into a multiplication sign, so you have an equation. 35000=.014xX then you can see that you would have to divide to get what X is. You probably already knew this and I typed it out for no reason but that's cool lol.
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