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Compare x percent of 100x and x^2 where x >0

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Compare x percent of 100x and x^2 where x >0 [#permalink]  17 May 2016, 18:35
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x > 0

 Quantity A Quantity B x percent of 100x $$x^2$$

A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column B is greater.
C)The two quantities are equal.
D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

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Re: Compare x percent of 100x and x^2 where x >0 [#permalink]  17 May 2016, 18:37
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Explanation

Quantity A becomes $$\frac{x}{100} * 100x$$.

Simplifying this algebraic expression gives $$x^2$$, which is Quantity B. The correct answer is, therefore Choice C.
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Re: Compare x percent of 100x and x^2 where x >0 [#permalink]  11 Feb 2019, 06:46
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x > 0

 Quantity A Quantity B x percent of 100x $$x^2$$

A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column B is greater.
C)The two quantities are equal.
D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

KEY CONCEPT: x percent = x/100
For example, 19% = 19/100, and 123% = 123/100

So, x percent of 100x = x/100 of 100x
= (x/100)(100x)
=

We get:
QUANTITY A:
QUANTITY B: x²

Answer: C

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