# 3 1/4% of what number is 65?

Apr 16, 2016

The original number was 2000

#### Explanation:

Write $3 \frac{1}{4}$ as $3.25$

Write 3 1/4%" as " 3.25/100

Let the original number be $x$

Then we have: $\frac{3.25}{100} \times x = 65$

$\implies x = 65 \times \frac{100}{3.25}$

$x = 2000$
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Check

3.25/100xx2000=?

3.25xx2000/100=?

$3.25 \times 20 = 65$