A survey concluded that for every 5 people who preferred to watch television, 3 people preferred reading in their spare time. If 950 people in the survey preferred television, how many preferred reading?

1 Answer
Dec 16, 2016

Answer:

#570# people preferred reading.

Explanation:

For every #(5+3)=8# people #5# prefered watching television and 3 preferred reading. Let #x# be the total people.

So by given survey, #x*5/8=950 or x= (950*8)/5=1520#
Therefore total people surveyed is #1520#

So #(1520-950) = 570# people preferred reading.[Ans]