Posted by Frances on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 5:40pm.
Ms. Hendricks asked her students how they get to school each day. She collected their answers
and determined the following results.
• Half of her students take the bus.
•
1
5
of her students walk.
• The rest of her students ride with their parents.
a. What percent of the students take the bus?
b. What percent of the students walk? Explain how you know that your answer is correct.
c. What percent of the students ride with their parents? Show or explain how you got your answer.

Math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 5:53pm
a. Half of her students = ? percent
b. Onefifth = ? percent
c. Add the percents and subtract from 100.
I'll be glad to check your answers.

Math  Frances, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 5:59pm
i don't know

Math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 6:04pm
1/2 = 1 divided by 2 = 0.50 = 50%
1/5 = ?

Math  Frances, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 6:16pm
1/5=1 divided by 5=0.20=20%

Math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 6:20pm
Right!

Math  Frances, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 6:23pm
now i add 50%+20%=70% & 70100=?

Math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 6:31pm
Yes  except it's 100  70

Math  Frances, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 6:33pm
ohh so C. is 30

Math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 6:33pm
Right! :)

Math  Frances, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 6:37pm
Thanks :)

Math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 6:45pm
You're welcome.
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