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# Help with a math question!! :)

Im taking a test for school, and i havent done problems like this in SOO long, please help me out, i need to figure out how i got the answer as well. And ill continue to study, just would help if i had the answer to figure out how i got it! :)

2 Percent of jazz records sold in April were from a new Label. About how many records were from the new label?
a-80
b-800
c-40
d-400

(The amount of records sold in Aprill is about 1,800)

Thank you guys!!!

Asked by MomNbabyGirl009 at 11:08 PM on Apr. 2, 2011 in Just for Fun

Level 20 (9,279 Credits)
• 1800 Times 2% is 36 so the answer would be C 40 is the closest

Answer by vbruno at 11:09 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

• 1800 divided by 100, times 2 gives you the 2%.

Answer by Anonymous at 11:10 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

• 1800 x .02=36

Answer by ABusyBee at 11:12 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

• okay cool that is what i got as well! :)
this is just a practice test im doing,

i have another if you could help me. this one im stuck on.. :/ i feel like an idiot. lol

"March sales accounted for 1/7 of the total number of jazz records sold all year. About how many jazz records were sold all year?
a-7200
b-10500
c-950
d-220

( March sales were abbout 1500)

Comment by MomNbabyGirl009 (original poster) at 11:12 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

• And if you could break down how you got the second question as well. please? Thank you so much!

Comment by MomNbabyGirl009 (original poster) at 11:13 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

• crap a is supposed to be 7400 not 7200

Comment by MomNbabyGirl009 (original poster) at 11:13 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

• Turn it into an equation... .02 (2 percent) x (of) 1800 (number of records sold in april) = n (your answer)
so you get .02 x 1800 = n
do the equation 36=n

so it would be c. 40

Answer by bdflykisses at 11:14 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

• If 1500 is 1/7, take 1500 times 7, and voila.

Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

• 40%

Answer by nicolia at 11:17 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

• Turn it into another equation... 1/7 x n = 1500
times both sides by 7 to get n alone n=10,500
so the answer is b: 10500

Answer by bdflykisses at 11:18 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

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