## anonymous one year ago PLEASE HELP ME I WILL MEDAL AND FAN!! Jess observed that 60% of the people at a mall on a particular day shopped for clothes. If 2500 people at the mall did not shop for clothes that day, the number of people who shopped for clothes that day was ______.

1. KaiserTheSlayer

3750

2. anonymous

Can you explain??

3. KaiserTheSlayer

yes wait...

4. anonymous

$\frac{2500}{0.4}=\frac{x}{0.6}$ Solve the above for x.

5. KaiserTheSlayer

2500/x = 40/100 solve for x, which is the total amount of people once we find x, subtract 2500 from it, and we can find the number of people that shopped

6. anonymous

who was right?? @robtobey i am confused

7. anonymous

@pooja195 can you help?

8. anonymous

anyone??

9. anonymous

yep, 3750

10. anonymous

ok.. thanks :)

11. anonymous

x(0.4)=2500 x=6250 (total amount of people)

12. anonymous

6250 x 0.6 = 3750 (people who shopped for clothes)

13. anonymous

make sense?

14. anonymous

yep :)

15. anonymous

great