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Weekly Problem 47 - 2007

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

$2007\%$ of $50$ is $2007\times50/100$, which is the same as $50\times2007/100$, or $50\%$ of $2007$. Hence the answer is $100\%$ of $2007$, which is $2007$.

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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