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# 15% of a number is 42. What was the original number?

42 / 15 = 2.8 Therefore 2.8 is 1% of the original number 2.8 x 100 = 280  Rose Smith
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The answer is 280 Working out: 0.15x = 42 x = 42/0.15 x = 280  Abdur Khan
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