# 2001 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 13

## Problem

Of the 36 students in Richelle's class, 12 prefer chocolate pie, 8 prefer apple, and 6 prefer blueberry. Half of the remaining students prefer cherry pie and half prefer lemon. For Richelle's pie graph showing this data, how many degrees should she use for cherry pie? $\text{(A)}\ 10 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 20 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 30 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 50 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 72$

## Solution

There are $36$ students in the class: $12$ prefer chocolate pie, $8$ prefer apple pie, and $6$ prefer blueberry pie. Therefore, $36-12-8-6=10$ students prefer cherry pie or lemon pie. Half of these prefer each, so $5$ students prefer cherry pie. This means that $\frac{5}{36}$ of the students prefer cherry pie, so $\frac{5}{36}$ of the full $360^\circ$ should be used for cherry pie. This is $(\frac{5}{36})(360^\circ)=50^\circ, \boxed{\text{D}}$

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