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.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 5:53pm
a. Half of her students = ? percent

b. One-fifth = ? percent

c. Add the percents and subtract from 100.

I'll be glad to check your answers.

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

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

1/5 = ?

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

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

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**Frances**, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 6:23pm
now i add 50%+20%=70% & 70-100=?

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

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

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

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

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

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