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# If 32% of a number is 64, what is the number?

Percentages are used to represent a number as a portion of the whole. They are very useful when we need to compare two quantities in a mixture or when we need to have a specific amount of any component.

## Answer: 32% of 200 is 64.

Let us have a look at the explanation to have a better picture.

**Explanation:**

Let the number to be found be y.

Therefore, according to the question, we have the following linear equation:

32/100 × y = 64

Therefore, y = (64 × 100)/32 = 200

### Hence, y is 200 and 32% of 200 is 64.

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