math
posted by kyle on .
beth has a box of shirts.one half of the shirts are small,2/5 of the shirts are meduim,and 5 shirts are large.how many shirts are in the box?

Fraction of large shirts
= 1  1/2  2/5
= (1054)/10
= 1/10
Proportions:
1/10 : 5
1 : x
Cross multiply to get
Number of large shirts, x
= 1*5/(1/10)
= 50 
Cross multiply to get
Total number of shirts, x
= 1*5/(1/10)
= 50 
Lisa. Has 8 shirts. Onefourth are dress shirts. Onehalf are school shirts. How many are dress shirts? How many shirts are school shirts?