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A city employee collected survey data from 230 randomly selected residents. A total of 865 of these residents said that they thought the city should devote more city funds to repair roads. To the nearest percent, what is a good estimate of the percentage of all residents who thought this?

Guest Apr 16, 2018
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865/230 = 3.7% 

Julius  Apr 16, 2018
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Well   865/230 = 376 %      SO I think you may have your numbers incorrect?

 

Maybe    230 out of 836?  = 27.5 %

ElectricPavlov  Apr 16, 2018
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865/230 = 3.7 not 376. 

 

You're probably adding extra zeroes, try it again! :) 

Julius  Apr 16, 2018
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Oh yes, I did get them wrong...

 

 

A city employee collected survey data from 2,330 randomly selected residents. A total of 865 of these residents said that they thought the city should devote more city funds to repair roads. To the nearest percent, what is a good estimate of the percentage of all residents who thought this?

 

 

 

Thats how its supposed to be....

Guest Apr 16, 2018
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Sorry, Julius...... you have it incorect

865/230 = 376 %    NOT NOT NOT 3.76%

ElectricPavlov  Apr 17, 2018
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Thats what I thought... 

 

These are the answer choices 

37

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73

50

Guest Apr 16, 2018
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Do you have the question pasted in correctly?

Julius  Apr 16, 2018
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Yes, I did. 

Guest Apr 16, 2018
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So 2330/865 = 0.37 

 

Multiply by 100 to get it in percent

 

0.37 x 100 = 37% 

Julius  Apr 16, 2018
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Oh, thank you!

Guest Apr 16, 2018
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You're Welcome!

Julius  Apr 16, 2018
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Julius, you got it backwards: 865 / 2330 =0.3712 x 100 =~37%

Guest Apr 16, 2018

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