# percent word problem

• October 28th 2009, 02:59 PM
sri340
percent word problem
In a high school the number of girls makes up 20% of all the students. How many girls are there if there are 800 boys in the school ?
• October 28th 2009, 03:10 PM
pickslides
20% girls implies 80% boys therefore

Making x the total number of students

$80\% \times x = 800$

$0.8 \times x = 800$

Gives x = 1000, how many are girls?