The top four finalists for the 2006 Heisman Trophy were Troy Smith with 9/10 of a vote, Darren McFadden with 1/20 of a vote, Brady Quinn wuth 1/50 of a vote, and Steve Slaton. Determine what...

The top four finalists for the 2006 Heisman Trophy were Troy Smith with 9/10 of a vote, Darren McFadden with 1/20 of a vote, Brady Quinn wuth 1/50 of a vote, and Steve Slaton. Determine what fraction of the first place votes Steve Slanton recieved

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Votes received by Troy Smith=9/10 of votes

Votes received by Darren =1/20 of votes

Votes received by Brady = 1/50 of votes

Now let's add the combined votes of Troy Smith , Darren and Brady in fractions,

Combined Votes received by Troy,Darren and Brady=(9/10+1/20+1/50) of votes

Now let's convert fraction into like fractions by taking LCM,

=(90/100+5/100+2/100)

=97/100 

Now the votes received in fractions by Steve Slanton=1-97/100

                                                                           = (100-97)/100

                                                                           = 3/100

So ,the votes received by Steve Slanton=3/100 of votes 

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