Posted by **alicia** on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 5:24pm.

im in sixth grade and im confused with this question.there are 44,000 people living in salem.(16,000~workers :2,000~preschoolers : 13,000~students : 4,000~retirees : 8,000~homemakers : 1,000~unemployed)

*what fraction of the population has jobs outside home?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 5:29pm
16,000 / 44,000 = 0.03636 = 36%

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**ALICIA T.**, Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 5:35pm
FRACTION-> 9/25

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 5:54pm
Oops -- I need to read more carefully!

Fraction:

16,000 / 44,000 = 16/44 = 8/22 = 4/11

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**alex**, Monday, October 10, 2011 at 10:12pm
5000

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