# Solve application problems by multiplying fractions

The key word of often appears in application problems involving fractions. When a fraction is followed by the word of, it indicates that we are to find a part of some quantity using multiplication
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Questions #: 4
Time: 5 minutes
Pass Score: 80.0%
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#### How a Bill Becomes Law

If the President vetoes (refuses to sign) a bill, it takes $\frac23$ of those voting in the House of Representatives (and the Senate) to override the veto for it to become law. If all 435 members of the House cast a vote, how many of their votes does it take to override a presidential veto?

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#### Calculate House size

Mr. Ibrahim is searching for a house to buy.Β  The website shows the details of the house where the land size is 350 m2 and the house occupies 60% of the land.Β  How many meter squares does the house occupy?

House size =

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#### GENETICS

Gregor Mendel (1822β1884), an Augustinian monk, is credited with developing a model that became the foundation of modern genetics. In his experiments, he crossed purple flowered plants with white-flowered plants and found that $\frac34$ of the offspring plants had purple flowers and $\frac14$ of them had white flowers.Β  Refer to the illustration below; which shows a group of offspring plants.Β  According to this concept, when the plants begin to flower, how many will have purple flowers?

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#### Geography

Approximate the area of the state of Virginia (in square miles) using the triangle shown below

Area of state of Virginia =

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