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− | \mathrm{(A)}\ \frac{12}{5} \qquad | + | \mathrm{(A)}\ \frac{12}{5} |
− | \mathrm{(B)}\ 3 \qquad | + | \qquad |
− | \mathrm{(C)} \frac{10}{3} \qquad | + | \mathrm{(B)}\ 3 |
− | \mathrm{(D)} 38 \qquad | + | \qquad |
− | \mathrm{(E)} 42 | + | \mathrm{(C)}\ \frac{10}{3} |
+ | \qquad | ||
+ | \mathrm{(D)}\ 38 | ||
+ | \qquad | ||
+ | \mathrm{(E)}\ 42 | ||
</math> | </math> | ||
+ | ==Solution== | ||
+ | Rewording the question, basically, we are being asked "<math>2</math> is <math>40%</math> less than what number?" | ||
+ | If <math>x</math> represents the number we are looking for, then <math>40%</math> less than the number would be represented by <math>x-0.4x</math> or <math>0.6x</math>. | ||
+ | Thus <math>0.6x=2</math>; solving for <math>x</math>, we get <math>x=\frac{10}{3}</math>, <math>\longrightarrow \fbox{C}</math> | ||
− | == | + | ==See also== |
+ | {{AMC10 box|year=2009|ab=A|num-b=6|num-a=8}} | ||
+ | {{MAA Notice}} |
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Problem
A carton contains milk that is % fat, an amount that is % less fat than the amount contained in a carton of whole milk. What is the percentage of fat in whole milk?
Solution
Rewording the question, basically, we are being asked " is $40%$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Missing $ inserted.) less than what number?" If represents the number we are looking for, then $40%$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Missing $ inserted.) less than the number would be represented by or . Thus ; solving for , we get ,
See also
2009 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Followed by Problem 8 | |
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