# SOLUTION: Thirty-seven percent of a number is 28. Find the number to the nearest tenth A. 97.1 B. 103.6 C. 75.7 D. 132.1

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 Question 460574: Thirty-seven percent of a number is 28. Find the number to the nearest tenth A. 97.1 B. 103.6 C. 75.7 D. 132.1 Answer by JimboP1977(308)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!let x be the number. To find 37 per cent of the number we need to divide by 100 and then times by 37. (x/100)*37 = 28 We need to rearrange to find x. Firstly we need to divide both sides by 37. (x/100) = 28/37 Then we need to times both sides by 100. x = 2800/37 x = 75.676 (to 3 decimal places) Therefore the answer is C. Does that make any sense? Please get back to me.