Annette is surveying people in the city about their interest in a new shopping mall. She found that 180 people, or 37.5% of those surveyed, do not want a new mall. How many people did Annette survey?

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We want to find the total number of people that Annette surveyed given that we know a percentage and the number that the percentage represents.

We will find that the number of people that Annette survey is 480.

To get the solution:

Let’s assume that she surveyed a total of X people.

Then we can write the equivalence:

100% = X

We know that the 37.5% is equivalent to 180 people, then we can write:

37.5% = 180

The two equations are:

100% = X

37.5% = 180

Now we can take the quotient between these two equations to get:

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