Kenge:

In Vivian's solution, note that 8 1/3% was **rounded to the nearest thousandths
**(0.083) prior to solving the problem, which resulted in an answer of 548.

If we choose not to round, we get a slightly different result, as follows:

8 1/3% can be converted into an **improper fraction **of (25/3)/100, which is equal to 25/300 or 1/12 in reduced form.

Similarly, 45.5 can be converted to 45 1/2 or 91/2.

The equation to solve would then become **(1/12)x=91/2**

Solving for x, by multiplying both sides by 12 results in x=(91/2)*12 or **
x=546**, as the answer.

Thanks,

George T.