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QOTD#30 16 percent of 83 83 percent of 16

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QOTD#30 16 percent of 83 83 percent of 16 [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2017, 03:11
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85% (00:16) correct 14% (00:47) wrong based on 14 sessions
Quantity A
Quantity B
16 percent of 83
83 percent of 16


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: QOTD#30 16 percent of 83 83 percent of 16 [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2017, 05:31
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To find 16 percent of 83, multiply 83 by 0.16. To find 83 percent of 16, multiply 16 by 0.83. Both expressions yield 13.28.

Hence choice C is correct.
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Re: QOTD#30 16 percent of 83 83 percent of 16 [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2017, 09:52
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sandy wrote:
Quantity A
Quantity B
16 percent of 83
83 percent of 16



Quantity A: 16 percent of 83
Quantity B: 83 percent of 16

Rewrite as:
Quantity A: (16/100)(83)
Quantity B: (83/100)(16)

Rewrite as:
Quantity A: (16 x 83)/100
Quantity B: (83 x 16)/100

Since 16 x 83 = 83 x 16, the correct answer is C

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