Posted by **kyle** on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 8:47pm.

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?

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**MathMate**, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 10:41am
Fraction of large shirts

= 1 - 1/2 - 2/5

= (10-5-4)/10

= 1/10

Proportions:

1/10 : 5

1 : x

Cross multiply to get

Number of large shirts, x

= 1*5/(1/10)

= 50

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**MathMate**, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 10:44am
Cross multiply to get

**Total number of shirts**, x

= 1*5/(1/10)

= 50

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**Mike**, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7:11pm
Lisa. Has 8 shirts. One-fourth are dress shirts. One-half are school shirts. How many are dress shirts? How many shirts are school shirts?

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