# MATH PROBLEM - Calculate Fractional Proportion of Voters

The table below lists the fraction of the total electorate made up by different groups based on education level:

no high school diploma- (1/25)

high school graduate, no education- (1/5)

some college- (31/100)

What fraction of voters had a college degree?

### Comments for MATH PROBLEM - Calculate Fractional Proportion of Voters

 Feb 12, 2012 Calculate Fractional Proportion of Voters by: Staff Question: The table below lists the fraction of the total electorate made up by different groups based on education level: no high school diploma- (1/25) high school graduate, no education- (1/5) some college- (31/100) What fraction of voters had a college degree? Answer: Fraction of College Degree Voters = 1 - (no high school diploma) - (high school graduate, no education) - (some college) Fraction of College Degree Voters = 1 - (1/25) - (1/5) - (31/100) Fraction of College Degree Voters = 1 - (1/25)*(4/4) - (1/5)*(20/20) - (31/100) Fraction of College Degree Voters = 1 - (1*4)/(25*4) - (1*20)/(5*20) - (31/100) Fraction of College Degree Voters = 1 - (4/100) - (20/100) - (31/100) Fraction of College Degree Voters = 100/100 - (4/100) - (20/100) - (31/100) Fraction of College Degree Voters = (100-4-20-31)/100 Fraction of College Degree Voters = 45/100 Fraction of College Degree Voters = (9*5)/(20*5) Fraction of College Degree Voters = (9/20)*(5/5) Fraction of College Degree Voters = (9/20)*(1) Fraction of College Degree Voters = 9/20 >>>the final answer is: 9/20 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com