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# If there were 280 students voting, how many more of them named brownies as their favorite dessert than cookies?

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If there were 280 students voting, how many more of them named brownies as their favorite dessert than cookies?and there is 70% brownies and 30% cookies

Guest Sep 26, 2014

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Thanks for answering Coolkille98,

Unfortunately you have found how many like brownies NOT how many MORE like brownies than cookies.

70%like brownies,  30% like cookies,  SO  70-40=30% MORE like brownied than Cookies.

30% = 30/100 = 0.30 = 0.3

$${\mathtt{0.3}}{\mathtt{\,\times\,}}{\mathtt{280}} = {\mathtt{84}}$$  students like brownies more than cookies.

Melody  Sep 26, 2014
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$${\mathtt{280}}{\mathtt{\,\times\,}}{\mathtt{0.7}} = {\mathtt{196}}$$

70% of 280 is 196

Coolkille98  Sep 26, 2014
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Thanks for answering Coolkille98,

Unfortunately you have found how many like brownies NOT how many MORE like brownies than cookies.

70%like brownies,  30% like cookies,  SO  70-40=30% MORE like brownied than Cookies.

30% = 30/100 = 0.30 = 0.3

$${\mathtt{0.3}}{\mathtt{\,\times\,}}{\mathtt{280}} = {\mathtt{84}}$$  students like brownies more than cookies.

Melody  Sep 26, 2014