A rancher is planning to put up 220 yards of fencing. In the morning she puts up 80 yards, and in the afternoon she puts up 40% of the remaining fence. What percent of the fence did she put up that day?

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Oct 16, 2011, 03:43 PM

ndugan
Math word problem

A rancher is planning to put up 220 yards of fencing. In the morning she puts up 80 yards, and in the afternoon she puts up 40% of the remaining fence. What percent of the fence did she put up that day?

Oct 16, 2011, 04:36 PM

Wondergirl
First, do what all my math teachers told me -- draw a picture.

How many yards were left to put up after 80 yards were finished?

Oct 30, 2011, 05:09 AM

HelpfulPerson
220-80=x

40% * x = y

(80+y)/220 * 100

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