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7) A circluar mat with diameter 20 inches is placed on a

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7) A circluar mat with diameter 20 inches is placed on a square tabletop, each of whose sides is 24 inches long. Which of the following is the closet to the fraction of the tabletop covered by the mat?

a 5/12
b 2/5
c 1/2
d 3/4
e 5/6



17) In Town X, 64% of the population are employed, and 48% of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in the Town X are females?

a 16%
b 25%
c 32%
d 40%
e 52%

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pawan203 wrote:
7) A circluar mat with diameter 20 inches is placed on a square tabletop, each of whose sides is 24 inches long. Which of the following is the closet to the fraction of the tabletop covered by the mat?

a 5/12
b 2/5
c 1/2
d 3/4
e 5/6


17) In Town X, 64% of the population are employed, and 48% of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in the Town X are females?

a 16%
b 25%
c 32%
d 40%
e 52%



Please post one question at the time.
for Question 1. i get C or 1/2
for Question 2. i get A or 16%

what is the OA? i will explain my answers if correct.

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pawan203 wrote:
7) A circluar mat with diameter 20 inches is placed on a square tabletop, each of whose sides is 24 inches long. Which of the following is the closet to the fraction of the tabletop covered by the mat?

a 5/12
b 2/5
c 1/2
d 3/4
e 5/6

22/7*100, 24*4 ...96/208 = 48/104 =24/52 = 12/26 = 6/13 more or less = 1/2.....C



17) In Town X, 64% of the population are employed, and 48% of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in the Town X are females?

a 16%
b 25%
c 32%
d 40%
e 52%


TOTAL = 1000, EMPLOYED = 640 , 480 EMPLOYED MALES, 160/640 = 25% ( b)

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pawan203 wrote:
7) A circluar mat with diameter 20 inches is placed on a square tabletop, each of whose sides is 24 inches long. Which of the following is the closet to the fraction of the tabletop covered by the mat?

a 5/12
b 2/5
c 1/2
d 3/4
e 5/6


area of circle = 100 pi = 100 x 3.14 = 314
area of square = 24^2 = (25-1)^2 = 576

fraction = 314/576 = 1/2 approx..
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