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    If just 5% of people aged 65 and over in Hungary speak English, what percentage of people below 65 speak English?
    Total population: 9.9 millions
    Percentage of the population speaking English: 14%
    Percentage of population below 65: 85%
    Percentage of population above 65: 15%

    could you tell me how i start with this problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by soniasofia View Post
    If just 5% of people aged 65 and over in Hungary speak English, what percentage of people below 65 speak English?
    Total population: 9.9 millions
    Percentage of the population speaking English: 14%
    Percentage of population below 65: 85%
    Percentage of population above 65: 15%

    could you tell me how i start with this problem?
    15% of 9.9 million= (0.15)(9900000)= 1485000 Hungarians who are over 65. 5% of 1485000= (.05)(1485000)= 74250 Hungarians who are over 65 and speak English.

    14% of 9.9 milliion = (0.14)(9900000)= 1386000 Hungarians who speak English. Since 74250 of them are over 65, 1386000- 74250= 1311750 Hungarians who speak English and are not over 65.

    Now determine how many Hungarians are not over 65 (85% of 9900000) and divide into the previous number to find the percentage.
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