# Percentage homework help

1. Dec 30, 2004

### aprao

Hai Expert
I am confused to solve the maths problem as follows . Please help.
Question:
Two numbers are respectively 15% and 25% more than a third number. What percent is the first of the second ?

Thanks and Regards
aprao

2. Dec 30, 2004

### Galileo

Hint:

Call the numbers x,y and z.

You're given that:
x=0.15z
y=0.25z

3. Dec 30, 2004

### danne89

Hmm. Isn't it,
x=1.15z
y=1.25z

And then:
1.15z/1.25z=1.15/1.25=0.92=92%

???

Last edited: Dec 30, 2004
4. Dec 30, 2004

### Curious3141

This is correct. Galileo, please read the question carefully.

5. Dec 30, 2004

### TenaliRaman

Pardon me curious! But where exactly was Galileo wrong?

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6. Dec 30, 2004

### Muzza

Assuming that z is the "third number" referenced in the first post, saying that x = 0,15z implies that x is 85% smaller than z...

7. Dec 30, 2004

### TenaliRaman

OOPS!!
I thought danne and galileo gave the same thing ?
My mistake ... should read before the dots carefully ....
Sincere apologies curious!

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