Yolanda received $\frac{7}{8}$ of the 240 votes cast for class president. How many votes did she receive?
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Clarence Mills
Yolanda received. $\frac{7}{8}$ of the 240 votes.
That means she received $\frac{7}{8}\cdot 240$ votes
$\frac{7}{8}\cdot 240\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=7\cdot \frac{240}{8}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=7\cdot 30\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=210$