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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

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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


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