I converted 13% to 0.13 but I do not know how to solve this problem.

## Tagged 35 seals. Recaptured, 15 percent tagged. Estimate total number of seals.

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# 2 Answers

15% of the total = 35 (by the way "of" almost always means multiply)

let t be the total

So,

.15 t = 35

divide by .15 to get t by itself

So,

35/.15 = 233.33333

Thus the total number of seals is about 233.

Bill

I think this means that 15% is 35.

So 15/100 * X = 35

where X = total number of seals.

15 * X = 3500

X = 234

This is my assumption from the provided info. If not, please provide with a rephrased problem.