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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.

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 at right represents % of the garden Ethan planted for Ruth. If the blue line segment divides the % section in half, each resulting sections are each % 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.