Mathematics

Plz help me with this it's really important Riverside elementary school is holding a school-wide election to choose a school color. Five eights of the votes were blue, 5/9 of the remaining votes were for green, and the remaining 48 votes were for red. How many votes were blue


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tfernatt

2 years ago Comment

⅝ of the votes were for blue. That leaves ⅜ of the votes remaining. 5/9 of the remaining ⅜ votes were for green, so you multiply 5/9 x ⅜ = 15/72 votes for green. ⅝ of the votes were for blue, so you can multiply the fraction by 9/9 to get 45/72. So 45/72 votes were for blue, and 15/72 votes were for green. That leaves 12/72 votes remaining, which were for red. Since the question says 48 votes out of the total number of votes were for red, this means 48/v = 12/72 (v = the total number of votes). Cross multiply and solve for v to get v = 288. The fraction for blue is ⅝, so you can say x/288 = ⅝ (x = the number of votes for blue). Cross multiply and solve for x to get x = 180 votes for blue.