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Meng conducted a survey to determine the favorite flavor of ice cream in his hometown. Fifteen of the fifty people he surveyed liked strawberry best. How many of the 3,500 residents in the town would you expect to like strawberry best?d

 Feb 8, 2022
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Set up the proportion:  15 / 50  =  x / 3500  and solve for x.

 Feb 8, 2022
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15 out of 50 = 30%

 

30% of 4,500 = \(\color{brown}\boxed{1,350}\)

 Feb 8, 2022

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