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If 25 percent of a certain number is 1,600, what is 10 percent of the number?

(A) 40

(B) 400

(C) 640

(D) 1,440

(E) 4,000
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Carcass wrote:
If 25 percent of a certain number is 1,600, what is 10 percent of the number?

(A) 40
(B) 400
(C) 640
(D) 1,440
(E) 4,000

IMPORTANT: We need not actually determine the number in question.

Given: 25% of a certain number is 1600
So, we know that 50% of the number is 3200
And 500% of the number is 32000
etc.

So, let's use the same logic to approximate the correct answer:
Given: 25% of a certain number is 1600
So, 12.5% of the number is 800
And 6.25% of the number is 400

Since 25% is BETWEEN 6.25% and 12.5%, we know that the correct answer is BETWEEN 400 and 800

Only one answer choice works.

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I know that this below method is not usually the preferred 'easy' way, but I have been doing like this for a while now and I could solve this in 30seconds:
Let number be x. i.e 25x/100=1600. x= (1600*100)/25=6400. (6400*10)/100= 640 Target Test Prep Representative Status: Head GRE Instructor
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Carcass wrote:
If 25 percent of a certain number is 1,600, what is 10 percent of the number?

(A) 40

(B) 400

(C) 640

(D) 1,440

(E) 4,000

We can let n = the number in question and create the equation:

0.25n = 1,600

n = 6,400

So 10% of 6,400 is 0.1 x 6,400 = 640.

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Re: If 25 percent of a certain number is 1,600, what is 10 perce [#permalink]
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Since 25% is BETWEEN 6.25% and 12.5%,

Is it 25% or 10%?
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Re: If 25 percent of a certain number is 1,600, what is 10 perce [#permalink]
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Translation: 25 percent of a certain number is 1,600

$$0.25 x = 1600$$

$$x = \frac{1600}{0.25} = 6400$$

Then

$$0.1 of 6400 = 640$$

C is the answer

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Re: If 25 percent of a certain number is 1,600, what is 10 perce [#permalink]
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AE wrote:
GreenlightTestPrep wrote:
Since 25% is BETWEEN 6.25% and 12.5%,

Is it 25% or 10%?

It is a typo.. it should be 10%
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