# SOLUTION: Please help me solve this problem: A shoe store sells 4 pairs of back shoes for every 7 pairs of brown shoes. There were 4,900 pairs of brown shoes last year. How many pairs o

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 Question 24667: Please help me solve this problem: A shoe store sells 4 pairs of back shoes for every 7 pairs of brown shoes. There were 4,900 pairs of brown shoes last year. How many pairs of black shoes were sold? Thank you!!! Answer by stanbon(57347)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!How many sets of "7 brown shoes" were sold last year? Divide 4900 by 7 and get 700. For each of these 700 pairs of "7 brown shoes", 4 black shoes were sold. So there were 4(700)= 2800 black shoes sold. Cheers, Stan H.