Math Question
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.
In other words, how the heck do I figure this out? Can someone help me? I am arithmetically challenged.

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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.
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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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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25% fund value/73% fund valuebck63 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.
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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.
I supposed I shouldn't open a can of worms ask whether that's enough international stock.
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for some it may help to translate the % into numbers: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.
Fund is $1000
Intl is 25% = $250
stocks are 73% = $730
%intl= $ intl/stock$ = 250/730= 0.34 = 34%
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Thank you.kaneohe wrote: ↑Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:53 amfor some it may help to translate the % into numbers: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.
Fund is $1000
Intl is 25% = $250
stocks are 73% = $730
%intl= $ intl/stock$ = 250/730= 0.34 = 34%