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Ruth’s brother, Ethan, planted a garden for her as a surprise while she was away. He planted seeds for vegetables in of the garden. He also planted flowers and herbs. Homework Help ✎

The entire circle in the graph at right represents the area of Ruth’s garden. If the lightly shaded portion represents flowers, estimate what percentage of the garden could be herbs. Explain your estimate.

2-58 circle graph pic

Because the circle in the graph above represents the entire garden, the circle also represents . Now can you tell how much the two shaded portions of the graph represent together?

The semicircle below represents of the garden Ethan planted for Ruth. If the blue line segment divides the section in half, each resulting half is of the entire garden. Can this help you estimate the percentage that the dark portion represents?

The darkly shaded portion appears to be about of the circle. It is about one fourth of the remaining , so the garden was planted with about herbs.