# 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?

Dec 4, 2016

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 $\frac{3}{4}$

So if $\frac{3}{4}$ of the cars are not white, it means about $\frac{1}{4}$ are white.

TO find $\frac{1}{4}$ of $1250$, just divide by 4.

$1250 \div 4 = 312.5$

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