If 8.2 Wonks are equal to 12.3 yards, how many wonks are equal to 30 yarks?

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This is a proportions question. Can any one show me how to do this problem. 

Apr 9th, 2015

Set up the proportion of wonks to yards:

8.2 wonks / 12.3 yards = x wonks / 30 yards   where x is the number of wonks we're looking for

Now cross multiply and solve:

12.3x = (30)(8.2)

12.3x = 246

x = 246/12.3 = 20 wonks

Apr 9th, 2015

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