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# A student used the proportion n/100 = 5/32 to find 5% of 32. What did the student do wrong

**Solution:**

5% of 32 = (5/100) 32

If n = 5% of 32 then we can write,

n = 5% of 32

n = (5/100) 32

n/32 = 5/100 is the correct proportion.

**✦ Try This: **A student used the proportion n/100 = 7/42 to find 7% of 42. What did the student do wrong?

7% of 42 = (7/100) 42

If n = 7% of 42 then we can write,

n = 7% of 42

n = (7/100) 42

n/42 = 7/100 is the correct proportion

**☛ Also Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths

**NCERT Exemplar Class 8 Maths Chapter 9 Problem 123**

## A student used the proportion n/100 = 5/32 to find 5% of 32. What did the student do wrong

**Summary:**

A student used the proportion n/100 = 5/32 to find 5% of 32. The correct proportion is n/32 = 5/100

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