
Algebra PreAlgebra and Basic Algebra Math Forum 
 LinkBack  Thread Tools  Display Modes 
December 13th, 2018, 07:24 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Dec 2018 From: NY Posts: 5 Thanks: 0  Applications with Percent
I'm having trouble with this question: The community of Bardville has 1332 lefthanded females. If 48% of the community is female and 15% of all females are lefthanded, how many people are in the community? Thanks for the help. 
December 13th, 2018, 08:02 PM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 13,801 Thanks: 970 
HINT: f = total number of females .15f = 1332 Sorry, but we don't do homework. 
December 13th, 2018, 09:11 PM  #3 
Global Moderator Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,105 Thanks: 1907 
As 15% of 48% is 7.2%, the 1332 lefthanded females form 7.2% of the community. However, you are not told that there are any people in the community.


Tags 
applications, percent 
Thread Tools  
Display Modes  

Similar Threads  
Thread  Thread Starter  Forum  Replies  Last Post 
what percent?  alymrod  Advanced Statistics  1  March 3rd, 2016 06:08 PM 
Why does a decrease in percent beat out an increase in percent?  Gang  Elementary Math  10  November 5th, 2015 11:46 AM 
16 is what percent of 80?  zain  Elementary Math  9  April 20th, 2015 02:34 AM 
what percent of xy  Rfeynman16  Algebra  2  January 7th, 2014 03:28 PM 