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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 y > 0, then x is what percent of y? tagged by: M7MBA ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ## If y > 0, then x is what percent of y? If y > 0, then x is what percent of y? (1) y = 5x (2) x = 5 The OA is the option A. How can I know the percent that x represents? Experts, may you help here? Thanks in advanced. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 22 Aug 2016 Posted: 1616 messages Followed by: 27 members Upvotes: 470 Top Reply M7MBA wrote: If y > 0, then x is what percent of y? (1) y = 5x (2) x = 5 The OA is the option A. How can I know the percent that x represents? Experts, may you help here? Thanks in advanced. The expression "x is what percent of y" can mathematically be written as x = p% of y, where p is the answer. Thus, x = p%*y => x = py/100 => p = (x/y)*100 If we get the value of x/y, we get the answer. Let's take each statement one by one. (1) y = 5x => x/y = 1/5. Sufficient. (2) x = 5 We do not have any information about y. Insufficient. The correct answer: A Hope this helps! _________________ Manhattan Review GMAT Prep Locations: New York | Jakarta | Nanjing | Berlin | and many more... Schedule your free consultation with an experienced GMAT Prep Advisor! Click here. • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE 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 • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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