# 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?

Oct 19, 2016

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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