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Find which number plus its 19% gives for example 200, 233 ..

Story short: for example I have the number 0.30 now I need to know with formula how can I get which number plus its 19% gives 0.30 ?

I know this must be simple math but I am not so good with it.

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You have literally written the required equation in your title ( $19\%$ of $m$ translates to $\frac{19m}{100}$). You just need to solve for $m$ now. –  Alraxite Apr 18 '13 at 20:25

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You want $n=1.19m$, so $m=\frac n{1.19}$ For $n=0.30, m \approx 0.2521$

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yes thats correct now I know I just cant accept the answer in the next 6 minutes :) thank you –  TooCooL Apr 18 '13 at 19:58

We'll let $a$ represent the "end" amount, in decimal (so $a = 0.30$ corresponds with an end amount at $30\%$ e.g.), and we'll let $b$ represents the "starting quantity" we are interested in finding (the amount we started with before adding $19\%$ to it, to get $a$). Then

$$a = b + 0.19 b = 1.19 b \iff b = \frac{a}{1.19}$$

So if we want to know what number $b$ plus $19\%$ gives $a = 2.33$ ($233\%$), then we compute

$$b = \frac{2.33}{1.19} \approx 1.9580, \;\text{ or} \;\;195.80\%$$

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yes thats correct now I know I just cant accept the answer in the next 6 minutes :) thank you –  TooCooL Apr 18 '13 at 19:58
    
Note, you can replace 0.19 and 1.19 by any decimal fraction (representing percentage), so if you want to compute $b$ (starting amount) which, adding .25 of $b$ (25%) gives $a$: then we compute $b = \dfrac{a}{1.25}$ –  amWhy Apr 18 '13 at 20:08
    
@amWhy: It is clear to me! +1 –  Amzoti Apr 19 '13 at 0:45

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