# Question #989fb

Sep 1, 2016

$x = \text{Rs } 15 , 000$

#### Explanation:

We can treat percentage questions as an equation or use direct proportion.

Method 1 . "11% of something (x) is 1650"

$x$ has to be an amount much bigger than 1650.

$\frac{11}{100} \times x = 1650 \leftarrow$ solve for $x$

$x = 1650 \times \frac{100}{11}$

$x = \text{Rs } 15 , 000$

Method 2 : Compare the amounts with the percents.

"If 11% is 1650. how much is 100%?"

$\frac{11}{100} = \frac{1650}{x} \leftarrow$ cross-multiply

$x = \frac{1650 \times 100}{11}$

$x = \text{Rs } 15 , 000$

Check:

$\frac{11}{100} \times 15000 = 1650$