Hampton Middle School is expecting 376 seventh-graders next year. This is 40% of the expected school enrollment. How many students are expected to enroll in the school next year?

1 Answer
Oct 19, 2016

Answer:

I got #940#

Explanation:

Let us call the total number of sudents #x#; this corresponds to #100%# or the total number of stdents.
We can now relate the quantities with the percents as:
#(100%)/(40%)=x/376#
i.e. in "percent world" you have #40# out of #100# students while the corresponding in "students world" will be #376# out o#x# (the total).
Rearranging:
#x=(100cancel(%))/(40cancel(%))*376=940# students in total.

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