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Source: Revised GRE PDF 2nd Ed. Section 5; #3 (p. 75)


4 percent of s is equal to 3

4 percent of s is equal to 3 percent of t, where s > 0 and t > 0. Quantity A: s Quantity B: t Quantity A is greater., Quantity B is greater., The two quantities are equal., The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

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Emily J Zill

original thought 4% of something is greater than 3% of something 4 >3=wrong
since we have to take more percent out of something and less percent out of another thing
ie 0.04n=0.03n
the number that we are taking 3 percent of is bigger, so we take a smaller percentage of that number

Nov 17, 2016 • Comment

Sam Kinsman

Yes, that's right Emily - thanks for sharing! :D

Nov 21, 2016 • Reply


Chris Lele

Sep 27, 2012 • Comment

Ramlah Merchant

I just did 4s= 3t and found the ratio and therefore concluded that t is greater. Is that correct?

Nov 6, 2017 • Reply

Jonathan , Magoosh Tutor

Yes, that's correct :)

Nov 13, 2017 • Reply

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