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  • 5 years ago

7/17 = x/100 10/17 = x/100 how do I solve ?

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  1. anonymous
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    how do i solve for x?

  2. anonymous
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    ok

  3. anonymous
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    let's look at 7/17 first

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    okay

  5. anonymous
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    ok, can you do long division?

  6. anonymous
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    yes

  7. anonymous
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    one way to isolate x is multiply both sides by 100 --> (7/17) * 100 = x / 100 * 100. therefore the left side is (7/17)*100 = x

  8. anonymous
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    so you do cross multiplication? wait. we have to do persentages of our class 7 girls and 10 guys for A total of 17 so how do i do that?

  9. anonymous
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    ok, so you can solve for 7/17. that would yield a decimal once you do the division. once you have the decimal, you then multiply that value by 100 to obtain the percentage

  10. anonymous
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    7/17 = .411767....

  11. anonymous
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    okay i got the .411764706

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    you can see that 7/17 + 10/17 = 17/17 which is 1. which would be 100%. Here we look at 7/17 which is .411767, which is 41.1767%. you see that multiplying .411767 by 100 moves the decimal point to the right

  13. anonymous
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    yes is do understand that.

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    do you think you can to solve for 10/17 as a percentage?

  15. anonymous
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    yes thank you so much!

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    cool, no problem

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