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Asked Jan 23, 2019
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A local university has 2,815 Hispanic students out of a total of 20,250 students. How many more Hispanic students would the university need in order for the Hispanic students to have proportional representation? I don’t understand how to solve this.

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Step 1

Assumption: The Hispanic population ratio in the country is 17% (approximately).

The university has 2,815 Hispanic students out of a total of 20,250 students.

For 17% representation in the university, the number of hispanic students should have been:

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Step 2

2815 hispanic students are already part of the university. So the number...

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