Sunday, October 18, 2009

Riemer's scribepost for October 18

Question #17

There are 48 passengers on a transit bus. At the next stop, 16
passengers got off and 12 others got onto the bus.

a) What is the ratio of the passengers who got off the bus compared to
the original number on the bus? Show the ratio in lowest terms.

answer: 16:48 or 1:3

b) What is the ratio of the passengers who got on the bus at the stop 
compared to the new total then on the bus? Write your answer as a 
fraction, as a decimal, and a percent.

answer: 12 : 44 

fraction: 3/11  

decimal: 0.27  

percent: 27.27 % 


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