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On a rainy day, every kid at Margo's school brings a raincoat, an umbrella, or both. And 8% of the kids bring both. The total number of umbrellas brought is twice the total number of raincoats.

What percent of the kids bring only an umbrella? 

 

P.S.It would be greatly appreciated if you also included equations, not just the answer. 

 

Thanks,

 

paino123

 Feb 7, 2021
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Here's my solution from a while  back  :

 

 

 

For simplicity, let's suppose that there are 100 kids at the school

If 8% bring both, then 8 bring both

Let the number who bring raincoats = x

Let the number who bring umbrellas =  2x

So....the ones that bring only raincoats = x - 8

And the ones that bring only umbrellas = 2x - 8

So......we have this equation

 

Kids who bring only umbrellas + kids who bring both + kids who only bring raincoats = 100

(2x -8)  +  8  + (x - 8)  =  100      simplify

3x - 8   = 100      add 8 to both sides

3x = 108      divide both sides by 3

x = 36

So....the ones who bring only a rain coat =  36 - 8  =  28

 

And the ones who bring only an umbrella  = 2(36) - 8  =  72 - 8  = 64 = 64%

 

Check

Only umbrellas +  Both + Only Raincoats = 100  ???

64  +  8  +  28   =  100   (Check)

 

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 Feb 7, 2021

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