## Math Question

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### Math Question

If international stocks represent 25% of a fund, and all stocks represent 73% of a fund, what is the algebraic formula for calculating the percentage of international stocks as it relates to the total stock portion?

In other words, how the heck do I figure this out? Can someone help me? I am arithmetically challenged.
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25 / 73 = 34%
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If I understand the facts correctly, equities are 73% of the fund and international equites are 25% of the fund.

Consequently, international equities are 25/73 of the equities component of the fund, or 34.25% of the equities in the fund.
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You guys are the best. Thank you.
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747driver wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:56 pm Man I hate story problems.
Me too
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747driver wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:56 pm Man I hate story problems.
The way to solve them is to translate English to math first, then solve the math.

X = fund value
Y = stock portion of fund
Z = international stock portion of fund

Goal: find Z/Y.

Y=.73X
Z=.25X
Z/Y = .25/.73 = .34
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Ah, I was translating them into Klingon first. Your way is much better.
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bck63 wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:55 pm If international stocks represent 25% of a fund, and all stocks represent 73% of a fund, what is the algebraic formula for calculating the percentage of international stocks as it relates to the total stock portion?

In other words, how the heck do I figure this out? Can someone help me? I am arithmetically challenged.
25% fund value/73% fund value
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Thank you again, all. Much appreciated.

I supposed I shouldn't open a can of worms ask whether that's enough international stock.
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bck63 wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:55 pm If international stocks represent 25% of a fund, and all stocks represent 73% of a fund, what is the algebraic formula for calculating the percentage of international stocks as it relates to the total stock portion?

In other words, how the heck do I figure this out? Can someone help me? I am arithmetically challenged.
for some it may help to translate the % into numbers:

Fund is \$1000
Intl is 25% = \$250
stocks are 73% = \$730
%intl= \$ intl/stock\$ = 250/730= 0.34 = 34%
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kaneohe wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:53 am
bck63 wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:55 pm If international stocks represent 25% of a fund, and all stocks represent 73% of a fund, what is the algebraic formula for calculating the percentage of international stocks as it relates to the total stock portion?

In other words, how the heck do I figure this out? Can someone help me? I am arithmetically challenged.
for some it may help to translate the % into numbers:

Fund is \$1000
Intl is 25% = \$250
stocks are 73% = \$730
%intl= \$ intl/stock\$ = 250/730= 0.34 = 34%
Thank you.