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Posted by **Ann** on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 8:19pm.

a girl has 1/5 of her portfolio in us stocks and 1/8 in euro stocks and 1/10 in japanese stocks the rest is in municipal bonds.

what percent is in muncipal bonds and what fraction is in mucipal bonds. I know I need to start with making the fractions the same but I am so confused

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 8:30pmLet's first find the common denominators of the fractions.

1/5 = 8/40

1/8 = 5/40

1/10 = 4/40

The total for stocks is 17/40 of her portfolio.

40/40 - 17/40 = 23/40

To find the percentage, divide:

23/40 = ??

Then change that decimal to a percent.

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**vahnna**, Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 8:32pmfirst find the common denominator. which is 40 so the fractions become 8/40 5/40 4/40. add them up and u get 17/40. then subtract 17/40 from 40/40 and you get 23/40 and thats your fraction. then divide 23 by 40 and you get 57.5% and thats your percent.

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**Ann**, Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 8:45pmThanks i was getting confused but you explained it well.

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