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1/x = x%


Date: 04/16/2001 at 20:24:47
From: Greg Osman
Subject: Value of X

For what value of x does 1/x = x% ?


Date: 04/17/2001 at 11:26:57
From: Doctor Twe
Subject: Re: Value of X

Hi Greg - thanks for writing to Dr. Math.

Think of the definition of percent. x% means x/100, so the problem can 
be written as:

     1/x = x/100

Can you solve it from there?

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