Practice!

Sample Problem

David and Colin together have 210 marbles. If the number of David's marbles is equal to 40% of Colin's marbles, how many marbles does Colin have?

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Solution

Set Colin's marbles as 100%, then David's marbles as 40%.

Then, the sum of their marbles is 100% + 40% = 140%

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Use the formula: Whole = Part ÷ Percent

Thus, Colin's marbles: 210 ÷ 140% = 150