Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
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Chapter 5 - Ratio and Proportion - 5.5 Solving Application Problems with Proportions - 5.5 Exercises - Page 364: 21


28 students voted for the break. You can see that Carl's answer is not reasonable because his answer exceeds the total number of students who voted.

Work Step by Step

$\frac{8\ yes\ votes}{10\ students} = \frac{x\ yes\ votes}{35\ students}$ $10x = 8\times35$ $\frac{10x}{10} = \frac{280}{10}$ $x = 28$
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