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==Solution 2==
Letting <math>x=100</math>, our equation becomes <math>0.15\cdot 100 = 0.2\cdot y \implies 15 = \frac{y}{5} \implies y=75</math>. Clearly, <math>y</math> is <math>75%</math> of <math>x</math> and the answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{C}}</math>.<br>
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Letting <math>x=100</math>, our equation becomes <math>0.15\cdot 100 = 0.2\cdot y \implies 15 = \frac{y}{5} \implies y=75</math>. Clearly, <math>y</math> is <math>75\%</math> of <math>x</math> and the answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{C}}</math>.<br>
 
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Revision as of 02:36, 18 November 2020

Suppose $15\%$ of $x$ equals $20\%$ of $y.$ What percentage of $x$ is $y?$

$\textbf{(A) }5 \qquad \textbf{(B) }35 \qquad \textbf{(C) }75 \qquad \textbf{(D) }133 \frac13 \qquad \textbf{(E) }300$

Solution 1

Multiply by $5$ to get $0.75x=y$. The $0.75$ here can be converted to $75\%$. Therefore, $\boxed{\textbf{C}}$ is the answer.

Solution 2

Letting $x=100$, our equation becomes $0.15\cdot 100 = 0.2\cdot y \implies 15 = \frac{y}{5} \implies y=75$. Clearly, $y$ is $75\%$ of $x$ and the answer is $\boxed{\textbf{C}}$.
~jmansuri

See also

2020 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 14
Followed by
Problem 16
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