# Math Help - Simple fractions sum

1. ## Simple fractions sum

Vreni raised $250, and this is $\frac{5}{52}$ of the total amount raised. What is the total amount? Now the memo tells me the answer is 2600, and it's found by 250 / 5 * 52. But I still don't understand how its worked out. My working is like this: $\frac{5}{52} = 250$ $\frac{52}{52} = x$ And theeeeeen.... I'm stuck. 2. Let x = the amount the total amount raised. so $250=x * \frac {5}{52}$ 3. Originally Posted by jgv115 Let x = the amount the total amount raised. so $250=x * \frac {5}{52}$ Concur. This is a direct translation of the (implied) sentence "$250 is 5/52 of the total amount raised." The "is" corresponds to "=", and the word "of" means "*".

4. Ahh its so easy once you look at it in another way. Thanks for helping!

5. You're certainly welcome for my contribution.