Presidents Day: Closed

Feb 13, 2016 | Pleasanton

This President's Day, Febuary 15th, Pleasanton Mathnasium will be closed. We will re-opened on Tuesday Febuary 16th.

Get your fill of math over the long weekend with this fun word problem!

Happy Word Problem Wednesday! This week's problem gives a nod to the democratic process. Give it a try—we'll update with the answer tomorrow!

There are three candidates for class president. Becky received 25% of the total votes. Charles received 45% of the votes. Daniella received 300 votes. What is the total number of votes in the election?


Update: Here's the solution!

We need to find the percent of the votes that Daniella received. From 100% of the votes, Becky has 25% of the votes and Charles has 45% of the votes. So Daniella has 100% – 25% – 45% = 30% of the votes. Since 300 votes represent 30% of the total votes, that means that 100 votes represent 10% of the total votes. So 1,000 votes represent 100% of the total votes.

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