# Thread: My homework for pre calc class. Its not calc though.

1. ## My homework for pre calc class. Its not calc though.

I have two problems that i need to help solving.
Can someone solve them for me and show the work?

The Mathelte team is 37.5% female. If no additional boys join the team, what is the smallest number of girls who can join the team to raise the percentage to exactly 45%?

And the second problem is

The probability that statement P is true is 3/7, and the probability that statement Q is true is 5/12. Determine the probability that P --> Q is true.

Thanks for the help.

2. ## Re: My homework for pre calc class. Its not calc though.

Originally Posted by nngk2
I have two problems that i need to help solving.
Can someone solve them for me and show the work?

The Mathelte team is 37.5% female. If no additional boys join the team, what is the smallest number of girls who can join the team to raise the percentage to exactly 45%?
Suppose there are N people on the team. Then 0.375N are female. What is the smallest value of N that will make that an integer?

If x girls joint the team there will be 0.375N+ x girls and N+ x people. If there are enough to make the number of girls 45, then we must have 0.375N+ x= 0.45(N+ x). Multiply the right side and solve for x. Remember that all those numbers must be integers.

And the second problem is

The probability that statement P is true is 3/7, and the probability that statement Q is true is 5/12. Determine the probability that P --> Q is true.

Thanks for the help.[/QUOTE]

3. ## Re: My homework for pre calc class. Its not calc though.

Does N=8? I still can't solve it