## caitlynmcdaniel 2 years ago help with story problems pleaseeeee??????

1. itsmylife

2. caitlynmcdaniel

10.) a college brochure claims that 24% of the students attending the college are majoring in business. if there are 420 students at the college who are majoring business, how many students are attending the college????

3. itsmylife

babe, its simple all you gotta do is (24*420)/100

4. itsmylife

$\frac{ 24 }{ 100 }*420$

5. austinL

$420 \div .24$

6. austinL

Stop the babe stuff too by the way, kinda demeaning.

7. itsmylife

another example is a% of b is $\frac{ a }{ 100}*b$

8. itsmylife

why your butt is hurt lol

9. caitlynmcdaniel

lol

10. austinL

11. caitlynmcdaniel

he is...

12. austinL

Lmao, ok. but yeah... one step. $420\div .24$

13. caitlynmcdaniel

you say 420/24 but its my life said 24 times 420/100 idk whose right???

14. austinL

No, .24

15. austinL

There is a decimal point there.

16. caitlynmcdaniel

yeah but that doesn't answer the question idk which one of u is right u both told me two different things

17. austinL

$x\times .24 = 420$ x = total number of students solve for x

18. itsmylife

if you cant sustain my words i dont care mr. austin ..and i call it this way and girls like it :D by the way babe, answer is , you gotta calculate $\frac{ 24 }{ 100 }*420$

19. itsmylife

did you get it @caitlynmcdaniel

20. caitlynmcdaniel

yes

21. caitlynmcdaniel

but I got 1750 for answer

22. austinL

10.) a college brochure claims that 24% of the students attending the college are majoring in business. if there are 420 students at the college who are majoring business, how many students are attending the college? There are 420 students MAJORING IN BUSINESS. That means that 420 is a portion of a larger student body. 420 is 24% of the rest of the main student body. So therefore, you have $mainstudentbody \times 24percent = 420$ 24% = .24 You need to solve for the total number of students attending the college. @itsmylife your method is incorrect. You are finding 24% of the 24%.

23. itsmylife

oh gotcha sorry for my mistake ....let me correct it

24. caitlynmcdaniel

thanks guys... next question

25. caitlynmcdaniel

then how do u solve it??? if u messed up @itsmylife????

26. itsmylife

let's say there are x students then it means 24% of the x is = to 420 $\frac{ 24 }{ 100}*x=420, x=\frac{ 420*100 }{ 24 }$ babe you can do it now ;)

27. itsmylife

28. caitlynmcdaniel

thanks

29. itsmylife

welcome ;)