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# Difference between revisions of "1987 AJHSME Problems/Problem 23"

## Problem

Assume the adjoining chart shows the $1980$ U.S. population, in millions, for each region by ethnic group. To the nearest percent, what percent of the U.S. Black population lived in the South?

$$\begin{tabular}[t]{c|cccc} & NE & MW & South & West \\ \hline White & 42 & 52 & 57 & 35 \\ Black & 5 & 5 & 15 & 2 \\ Asian & 1 & 1 & 1 & 3 \\ Other & 1 & 1 & 2 & 4 \end{tabular}$$

$\text{(A)}\ 20\% \qquad \text{(B)}\ 25\% \qquad \text{(C)}\ 40\% \qquad \text{(D)}\ 56\% \qquad \text{(E)}\ 80\%$

## Solution

There are $5+5+15+2=27$ million Blacks living in the U.S. Out of these, $15$ of them live in the South, so the percentage is $\frac{15}{27}\approx \frac{60}{108}\approx 56\%$.

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