On average, 10.8 % of the money consumers spend in
supermarkets in England goes to the purchase of snacks and baked
goods, which is four times the percent of money spent on cereals and
rice. What percentage of the money spent by consumers in England's
supermarkets is for the purchase of cereal and rice?
October 5th 2010, 08:32 AM
What have you tried so far?
You can make use of proportions to solve this easily.
October 5th 2010, 10:28 AM
Let p = percent of the money spent by consumers in England
10.8% becomes 0.108.
Is the correct equation 0.108 = 4s?
October 5th 2010, 10:32 AM
Yes, correct so far. (Happy)
October 5th 2010, 10:33 AM
The percentage spent on cereal is four times less than 10.8%.
October 5th 2010, 10:48 AM
So, do I find the answer by dividing both sides by 4?