If 400 people can be seated in eight subway cars, how many people can be seated in five subway cars?

If 400 people can be seated in eight subway cars, how many people can be seated in five subway cars?

Detailed Explanation

If 400 people fit in eight subway cars, then 400 ÷ 8, or 50, people fit in one subway car. Therefore, 50 × 5, or 250, people fit in five subway cars.