## Thursday, January 11, 2007

### Here is a Proportion/Percent Question For You to Answer

Maxine said...

I'm gonna say that 1/5 is shaded in because 5 of those rectangles can fit into that big rectangle. It could also be 2/10 or 4/20 etc. if you want to give other names to it.

marielleD_ said...

I also think that 1/5 (20%) of this shape is shaded. I think that its 1/5(20%) because if you were to put in more rectangles with the same area as the one right now (the gray rectangle), you can fit 5 of them (total) .

JayS said...

I also agree with my classmates maxine and marielle. I estimate that 1/5 of the rectangle was shaded. I estimate 1/5 because I saved the picture and tested it out on paint. I figured out that about 5 of the gray rectangles can fit into the whole rectangle.

Dan the Man said...
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Dan the Man said...

I think that the shaded area is equal to 1/5. I say this becuse if it is turned the shaded area sideways, there would be 5 equal pieces. Or you could keep the shaded rectangle in the same place and put 4 equal pieces around it. If you look at it, the pieces equal 2/10. 2/10 simplified is 1/5

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