Posted by **cearia** on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 3:09am.

a theater has 850 seats,60% of which are in the orchestra. how many seats are not orchestra?

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**~christina~**, Friday, March 28, 2008 at 6:28am
850 x .60 = 510

**take that number 510 and then
**

subtract from the original 850 and you will get your answer

850-510= ______?

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**~christina~**, Friday, March 28, 2008 at 6:33am
Note that if you want to find the percentage of a number you have to take the percentage and then divide by 100 then mutiply that by the number you want the percent of.

example:

70% of 200

70% => .70

.70 x 200= 140

and to find the number not included here in the 70% then just subtract the number found from the original number

given, thus:

200- 140= 60

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