6th Grade Math : Number Sense

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for 6th Grade Math

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Number Sense

If candidate A receives  vote for every  votes that candidate B receives. At the end of the election candidate B has  votes. How many votes did candidate A get?


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In order to solve this problem we need to create a ratio with the given information. It says that for every  vote cast for candidate A, candidate B got  votes. We can write the following ratio.

Now substitute in the given numbers.

We know that candidate B received  votes. Write a new ratio.

Now, use the original relationship to create a proportion and solve for the number of votes that candidate A received.

Cross multiply and solve for .


Divide both sides of the equation by .


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