A carton contains milk that is 2% fat, an amount that is \(25\%\) less fat than the amount contained in a carton of whole milk. What is the percentage of fat in whole milk?

Guest May 14, 2022

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*A carton contains milk that is 2% fat, an amount that is 25% less fat than the amount contained in a carton of whole milk. What is the percentage of fat in whole milk?*

Saying "25% less" is the same as saying "75% of".

2% = 0**.**02 and 75% = 0**.**75

Let x stand for the percentage of fat in the whole milk.

(0**.**75)(x) = 0**.**02

x = (0**.**02) / (0**.**75) = 0**.**02667

So, the amount of fat in the whole milk is **2.667%**

__Check Answer__

(0**.**02667) • (0**.**25) = 0**.**00667

0**.**02667 – 0**.**00667 = 0**.**02

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