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5-56.

On a recent bird-watching expedition, Eriq and Salle saw several different kinds of waterfowl. They saw grebes (), ducks (

*), cormorants (*

*), geese (*

*), and spoonbills (*

*). They saw some of the birds at the beach (*

*), some at the lake (*

*), and some in a field (*

*). Write an expression to represent each of the following pieces of information.*

The total number of birds that they saw.

The variables

represent the number of these types of birds.Total Number of Birds:

ORThe percentage of birds that they saw at the lake.

represents the number of Birds they saw at the Lake.

represents the total number of birds they saw.

To find a percentage, divide the target number by the total possible.The fraction of birds that were geese or ducks.