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1 go to fouryear colleges, while the rest will be going to twoyear colleges. What part of the class will be going to twoyear colleges? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 4.
9 50 1 5 4 5 18 25 4 25 Transportation Company. 4 of these are 5 college graduates, while of the remainder
6 are high school graduates. What part of the employees never graduated from high school? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
1 6 1 8 7 8 1 12 3 4 Sue and Judy drove from New York to San Francisco, a distance of 3000 miles. They covered
1 2 of the distance the first day and 10 9 of the remaining distance the second day. How many miles were left to be driven? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 600 2000 2400 2100 2700 www.petersons.com Verbal Problems Involving Fractions 45 3. FINDING WHOLE NUMBERS
When a fractional part of a number is given and we wish to find the number representing the whole, it is often easiest to translate the words into mathematical symbols and solve the resulting equation. Example: Norman buys a used car for $2400, which is Solution: 2400 = 5 x 12000 = 2x $6000 = x Example:
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2 of the original price. Find the original price. 5 Multiply by 5. The gas gauge on Mary’s car reads full. She asks the gasoline attendant to fill the tank and finds 8 she needs 21 gallons. What is the capacity of her gas tank? Solution:
7 of the tank is empty and requires 21 gallons to fill. 8 7 x = 21 Multiply by 8. 8 1 7x = 168 x = 24 Exercise 3
Work out each problem. Circle the letter that appears before your answer. 1. Daniel spent $4.50 for a ticket to the movies. This 3 represents of his allowance for the week. What 4 did he have left that week for other expenses? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 2. $6.00 $4.00 $3.39 $1.13 $1.50 5. 4. Mr. Rich owns of a piece of property. If the 7 value of his share is $14,000, what is the total value of the property? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) $70,000 $49,000 $98,000 $10,000 $35,000
2 350 seniors attended the prom. This represents 7 of the class. How many seniors did not 9 attend the prom? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 50 100 11...
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