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In a jumbo bag of bows, 1/5 are red, 1/2 are blue, 1/10 are green and the remaining 30 are white. How many of the bows are green?

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In order to find the percentage of bows that are white, we subtract the percentage of everything else, as it makes sense that the remaining after subtracting would all be white.

$1 - \frac{1}{5} - \frac{1}{2} - \frac{1}{10} = \frac{1}{5}$. Thus, $\frac{1}{5}$ of the total bows are white. Since there are $\frac{1}{2}$ as many green bows as white bows, we know our answer is $\frac{30}{2} = \boxed{15}$

Jun 12, 2021