## Riverside Elementary School is holding a school-wide election to choose a school color. 5/8 of the votes were for blue, 5/9 of the remaining

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Riverside Elementary School is holding a school-wide election to choose a school color. 5/8 of the votes were for blue, 5/9 of the remaining votes were for green, and the remaining 48 votes were for red.

How many votes were for green? | whoever answer gets 100 points

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Step-by-step explanation:

So 5/8 are for blue. This means that 3/8 were not for blue, right?

The word “of” in a problem means to multiply. 5/9 of those 3/8 remaining are for green, so 5/9 x 3/8 = 15/72.

Now, 5/8 + 15/72 are not red. 5/8 + 15/72 = 45/72 + 15/72 = 60/72 that are not red.

If 60/72 are not red, then 12/72 are red. 12/72 = 1/6, and 1/6 of the votes = 48.

Finally, if ONE sixth = 48, then the total SIX sixths of votes = 48(6)= 288.

Let’s check.  288(5/8) = 180.

288 – 180 = 108

108(5/9) = 60

108 – 60 = 48 red votes

Bam. Hope this helps!