# A boy who was asked to find 3% of a sum of a money misread the question and found 8% of it his answers was 72 what should have been the correct answer?

$Given:8\%ofx=72\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\frac{8}{100}\times x=72\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}x=\frac{72\times 100}{8}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}x=900\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}3\%of900=\frac{3}{100}\times 900\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=27\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}So,thecorrectanswershouldbe27.$

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