## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

a. Percent=68 ;whole= 1750. $\frac{68}{1750}=\frac{x}{100}$ Write the fraction in the lowest terms: $\frac{68}{1750}=\frac{17}{25}$ Cross products: $25x=29750$ Solve for x: $x=1190$ b.Percent=56 ;whole= 1750. $\frac{x}{1750}=\frac{56}{100}$ Write the fraction in the lowest terms: $\frac{x}{1750}=\frac{14}{25}$ Cross products: $25x=24500$ Solve for x: $x=980$