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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## If $$xy \neq 0$$, and 75 percent of $$x$$ equals 125 percent tagged by: BTGmoderatorLU ##### This topic has 3 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## If $$xy \neq 0$$, and 75 percent of $$x$$ equals 125 percent ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Source: Magoosh If $$xy \neq 0$$, and 75 percent of $$x$$ equals 125 percent of $$y$$, which of the following is true? A. $$y$$ is 25 percent of $$x$$ B. $$y$$ is 40 percent of $$x$$ C. $$y$$ is 60 percent of $$x$$ D. $$y$$ is 140 percent of $$x$$ E. $$y$$ is $$166 \frac{2}{3}$$ percent of $$x$$ The OA is C ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 08 Dec 2008 Posted: 13001 messages Followed by: 1250 members Upvotes: 5254 GMAT Score: 770 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: Magoosh If $$xy \neq 0$$, and 75 percent of $$x$$ equals 125 percent of $$y$$, which of the following is true? A. $$y$$ is 25 percent of $$x$$ B. $$y$$ is 40 percent of $$x$$ C. $$y$$ is 60 percent of $$x$$ D. $$y$$ is 140 percent of $$x$$ E. $$y$$ is $$166 \frac{2}{3}$$ percent of $$x$$ The OA is C GIVEN: 75 percent of x equals 125 percent of y Rewrite as: 3/4 of x = 5/4 of y Or we can say: (3/4)(x) = (5/4)( y) Multiply both sides by 4 to get: 3x = 5y Divide both sides by 5 to get: 3x/5 = y Rewrite as: y = (3/5)(x) Or y = 3/5 of x Or y = 60/100 of x Or y = 60% of x Answer: C Cheers Brent _________________ Brent Hanneson â€“ Creator of GMATPrepNow.com Use my video course along with Sign up for free Question of the Day emails And check out all of these free resources GMAT Prep Now's comprehensive video course can be used in conjunction with Beat The GMATâ€™s FREE 60-Day Study Guide and reach your target score in 2 months! ### GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 10197 messages Followed by: 496 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi All, We're told that neither X nor Y can equal 0 and that 75% of X is equal to 125% of Y. We're asked which of the following is true. This question can be solved in a couple of different ways, including by TESTing VALUES. IF.... X = 100, then (75% of X) = 75 75 = 125% of Y 75 = 1.25(Y) = (5/4)(Y) (4/5)(75) = Y 300/5 = Y 60 = Y Thus, Y = 60 when X = 100 Final Answer: C GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2852 messages Followed by: 18 members Upvotes: 43 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: Magoosh If $$xy \neq 0$$, and 75 percent of $$x$$ equals 125 percent of $$y$$, which of the following is true? A. $$y$$ is 25 percent of $$x$$ B. $$y$$ is 40 percent of $$x$$ C. $$y$$ is 60 percent of $$x$$ D. $$y$$ is 140 percent of $$x$$ E. $$y$$ is $$166 \frac{2}{3}$$ percent of $$x$$ The OA is C We can create the equation: 0.75x = 1.25y 75x = 125y 75x/125 = y 3x/5 = y So y is 60% of x. Answer: C _________________ Scott Woodbury-Stewart Founder and CEO scott@targettestprep.com See why Target Test Prep is rated 5 out of 5 stars on BEAT the GMAT. Read our reviews • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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