In one particular suburb, there are 30 families that own a boxer. If there are a total of 50 families that own a dog in general, then what percentage of dog owners have a boxer?

1 Answer
Mar 14, 2017

Answer:

#60%#

Explanation:

To get percentages, take the part of a population that is being specified and divided that by the whole population and multiply that value by #100%#.

So there are #30# people that own boxers, this is the specific population that is being compared to the whole dog-owning population, which is comprised of #50# total families. So

#30/50# can be reduced to #3/5# and that gives us #.6#

When that value is multiplied by #100%#, it gives us our percentage of

#.6 * 100% = 60#