Posted by Sara on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 6:15pm.
A public opinion poll found that 5 out of 8 people in a community wanted a exercise course. if there are 10,000 people in a community, how many do NOT want a exercise course?

Math  Anonymous, Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 6:20pm
3750 people do NOT want it

Math  Carole, Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 9:00pm
This would be a proportion.
If 5 out of 8 WANT the program, then 3 out of 8 don’t
So 3 is to 8 as what is to 10,000?
3/8= x/10000
Multiply both sides by 10000
10000 • 3/8= x/10000 •10000
30000/8= x
3750 = x 
Math  hIqFucXlHsYz, Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 3:19am
This inetudocrs a pleasingly rational point of view.