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Here we have a test with 20 questions. With each question being worth 3 points.
Let's multiply the number of questions by the point value to determine the total number of points possible for the test:
20 * 3 = 60.
So the test is worth 60 points.
The student scored 48 points out of 60 points. Next we determine the percentage the student answered correct:
48 / 60 = .80
The student scored 80% or .80 on his / her test. Now we take this .80 to determine the actual amount of problems the student got correct.
There were 20 questions, so the student got 80% of the 20 questions correct. We use multiplication as the word "of" denotes multiplication:
.80 of 20 = .80 * 20 = 16 questions answered correctly.
You can check your answer also:
16 questions answered correctly * 3 points = 48 Yes!!!
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