Mathematics

Question

40 percent of the 35 male guests wear glasses. Write the number of male guests who wear glasses as a fraction of the 56 guests. Give your answer in its simplest form.

1 Answer

  • First off, to find the number of male guests who wear glasses, you multiply the number of guest (35) by 40% (.4).
    [tex]35(.4)=14[/tex]

    Now just put the number of male guests wearing glasses (14) in fraction form over the total number of guests (56) and simplify.
    [tex] \frac{14}{56} = \frac{7}{28} = \frac{1}{4} [/tex]

    [tex] \frac{1}{4} [/tex] of the guests are males who wear glasses.