# there are 173 kidney beans, 27 pinto beans and 15 white beans in a container, what is the % composition of the container by type of bean? ?

please help

### 5 Answers

- ?Lv 74 weeks ago
Total #beans = 173 kidney+27pinto+15white = 215 beans

..........................173

%kidney beans = ----- • 100 = 80.46%

..........................215

..........................27

%pinto beans = ----- • 100 = 12.56%

..........................215

...........................15

%white beans = ----- • 100 = 6.98%

..........................215

- danxp2Lv 64 weeks ago
173 + 27 + 15 = Total beans

Divide 173 over total beans

Divide 27 over total beans

Divide 15 over total beans

Round each however far you are told to round hopefully just 2 places but if it is 3 or 4 round there.

Per cent means per 100, as there are 100 cents in 1 dollar.

To get percents you take the decimal answers you get and multiple each by 100.

Then use this % sign to show they are percentages.

All percents added together should equal 100 percent in this case.

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- Barkley HoundLv 74 weeks ago
Add 173 + 27 + 15 to get a total.

Take each bean and divide by the total.