Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCareers & Employment · 1 decade ago

math question help! word problem?

Thirty-eight employees at High Tech Sales ride to work on the subway. This represents 2/5 of the employees. How many employees are there?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If 2/5 of the employees equals 38, then divide 38 by two to find out what 1/5 of the employees equals out to (which is 19).

    Then, multiply this number by 5 (the total portion of employees) and you get 95.

  • 1 decade ago

    38=2/5(x) 38 equals 2/5 of the unknown

    5/2x38=x move 2/5 ro the other side of the equal sign by reversing the fraction to 5/2 leaving the unknown by itself

    (5x38)/2=X Multiply 38 times 5 and divide by 2

    190/2= X

    95=X

    There are 95 employees

    You can check this by dividing 95 by 5 to get 1/5 of the total or 19 and doubling it to get 38 or 2/5 of 95 and the original given number.

  • 1 decade ago

    38/x=2/5 cross multiply 38 X 5 /2 = 95 total employees.

    Check 2/5 X 95 = 38

  • 1 decade ago

    1 Set up an equation 2/5x=38

    2 solve for x by dividing by 2/5 x=95

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  • 1 decade ago

    95

  • 1 decade ago

    (2/5)X=38

    Multiply both sides by 5 gives

    2X=190

    Divide both sides by 2 gives

    X=95 employees

  • Flower
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    2/5 = 38/x

    now cross-multiply

    2x = 38*5

    2x = 190

    solve for x

    x = 190/2

    x=95

  • 1 decade ago

    You just muliply the problem and you will get 95

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    tat is 38*2/5=15.2

  • 1 decade ago

    Burn it. then take the ashes and put them in the street and get them good and rune over. just say is fell down the drain :-p

    (I HATE math)

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