# SOLUTION: I'm confused about percents, and obtaining specific numbers using the decimals of percents of over 100%. For example I want to obtain a product of 75,000 using 103% value. So

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 Question 622912: I'm confused about percents, and obtaining specific numbers using the decimals of percents of over 100%. For example I want to obtain a product of 75,000 using 103% value. So what I do is this: (75,000 / 0.97) * 1.03 = 74932.5 I NEVER get exactly 75,000 value using the 103%. I want it exactly 75,000! Thanks in advance.Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!obtain a product of 75,000 using 103% value. : Let x = amt required to accomplish this : 1.03x = 75000 x = x = \$72,815.53