# Math - Equation

by Emone Vinson
(Houston, Tx)

The results of the election for mayor of the town of Hillside are show below.
10% -Sweig
29% -Reilly
5% -Bakian
52\$ -Thompson

After all the votes were counted, it was confirmed that a total of 13,680 people voted in the election. Which equation shows how many votes, v, were cast for candidate Bakian

A. 547 = v
B. 5(13,680) = v
C. 0.05(13,680) - v
D. (100/100 - 5/100) 13,680 = v

### Comments for Math - Equation

 Dec 29, 2011 Equation by: Staff Question: by Emone Vinson (Houston, Tx) The results of the election for mayor of the town of Hillside are show below. 10% -Sweig 4% -Adams 29% -Reilly 5% -Bakian 52% -Thompson After all the votes were counted, it was confirmed that a total of 13,680 people voted in the election. Which equation shows how many votes, v, were cast for candidate Bakian A. 547 = v B. 5(13,680) = v C. 0.05(13,680) = v D. (100/100 - 5/100) 13,680 = v Answer: 5% -Bakian Bakian received 5% of 13,680 votes Convert the 5% to its decimal equivalent (divide 5% by 100) 5% ÷ 100 = .05 Number of votes Bakian received = .05*13680 = 684 votes THE FINAL ANSWER: choice “C”, 0.05(13,680) = v Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

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