Math 6 proportion

21% reptiles, 11% are birds. There are a total of 1,500 animals in the zoo. Is this the correct proportion that I wrote to solve?


11/21 = r/1,500

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  1. What is the question you want to solve?

  2. hi Ms. Sue.

    It is not to solve but how I am suppose to write out to solve.
    the choices were;

    11/21 = r 1,500 ***** this is the one I chose.


    11/100 = r /1,500
    21/100 = r/1,500

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    posted by moby
  3. oops I mean 11/21 = r/1,500 I chose. :)

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    posted by moby
  4. Do you want to know how many reptiles? Or how many birds? Or something else?

  5. In a zoo, 21%of the animals are reptiles, 11% are birds. There are a total of 1,500 animals in the zoo. Which proportion can be solved for r, the number of reptiles in the zoo.

    Is this the correct proportion that I wrote to solve?


    11/21 = r/1,500 I chose. :)

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    posted by moby
  6. One more quick question?

    is 62/7 opposite is -62/7 ?

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    posted by moby
  7. Thanks for posting the entire problem.

    21/100 = r/1500

  8. Ohh yeah of course because obviously I am not trying to figure out the birds. oops! Thanks!

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    posted by moby
  9. :-) You're welcome.

  10. Yes Moby that is the opposite. Remember the opposite or any number has a - except 0.

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