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This problem trains for: SAT-I, AMC-8, GMAT.
In their usual co-operative manner, Beetle and M'Turk have to solve all the assignments while Stalky looks after the well-being of the team. M'Turk has solved 4 science assignments and Beetle has polished up 3 English assignments. Each of them has an equal amount of assignments left to do. If the unsolved assignments are approximately 37% of the total number of assignments, how much has M'Turk left to do?
(characters from Rudyard Kipling "Stalky and Co.")
If the unsolved assignments are 37% of the total number of assignments, then the solved assignments form the remaining are approximately 63% of the total.
Denote the total number of assignments with N:
Since they have solved 7 assignments, there are 4 more left to do.
And since they each have an equal number of assignments to solve, then M'Turk's share must be of 2 homeworks.