# What number when increased by 74 percent of itself will equal to 80?

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- la consoleLv 75 months ago
x + (74 % * x) = 80

x.(1 + 74 %) = 80

x.(1 + 0.74) = 80

x * 1.74 = 80

x = 80/1.74

x ≈ 46

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- Robert JLv 75 months ago
46

You would have made the unknown 174% of its original value.

Divide the target (80) by 1.74 and you get the unknown.

80 / 1.74 = 45.977; nearest integer = 46

- Anonymous5 months ago
45.981

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good answer, and includes mathematically exact answer, rather than only an approximation