1.The length of a ship model is 3% of the length of the actual ship. The model is 1.5 M long. How long is the actual ship? ____M
2. Students at Lincoln Middle School sell gist wrap to raise money for student activities. The school keeps 40% of sales. How many dollars worth of gift wrap must be sold to make $1,000?

Answer :

We have to find 100% of the number. We can use proportion to get it
3% -----------1.5m
100% -------- x
crossmultiply now
3*x=1.5*100
3x=150      /:3 divide both sides by 3
x=50m

2. Similar situation
40% ------------1000
100% -----------x
crossmultiply
40*x=100*1000
40x=100000      /:40
x=2500 - its the answer

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