To solve this problem, we need to convert some language into various math operations. First of all, both the percent symbol (%) and the word "percent" mean "to divide by 100". Additionally, the word "of" just means "to multiply".
Using this information, let's simplify the expression given to us in the prompt:
Let's get rid of that decimal in the fraction by multiplying both the numerator and denominator by 1, in the form of :
We can further simplify this by canceling the common factors in the numerator and denominator:
Now we have a simplified expression that we need to compare the answer choices to. Once again, we'll need to convert from language to math and then simplify the expressions.
A. 3 percent of 20x
B. x percent of
C. 3x percent of 0.2
D. 0.05 percent of 3x
Thus, the only two statements that are equivalent to the given are answer choices B and E.
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