# Results from a survey show that that 36% of dog owners say their dog sleeps in a family member's bed. If 12,500 pet owners were polled, how many people made this claim?

Dec 1, 2017

4500

#### Explanation:

Convert 36% to a decimal first, so $\frac{36}{100} = 0.36$

Now multiply that by the total amount of pet owners to get the amount (the 36%) of the people who made the claim.

$0.36 \cdot 12500 = 4500$

36% of 12500 = 4500

Therefore, 4500 people made that claim