There are 1,250 cars at an automobile dealer. If 73% of the cars are a color that is not white, about how many of the cars are white?

1 Answer
Dec 4, 2016

Answer:

About #310# cars are white

Explanation:

The key word to note here is "about". This implies that we do not need an exact, accurate answer, just an estimate.

#73%# is very close to #75%# which is #3/4#

So if #3/4# of the cars are not white, it means about #1/4# are white.

TO find #1/4# of #1250#, just divide by 4.

#1250 div 4 = 312.5#

About #310# cars, to the nearest 5 are white.