Difference between revisions of "1987 AJHSME Problems/Problem 18"
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+ | First note that of the <math>\frac{1}{2}</math> people remaining in the room, <math>\frac{2}{3}</math> are not dancing. Therefore <math>\frac{1}{2}\cdot\frac{2}{3}= \frac{1}{3}</math> of the original amount of people in the room is <math>12</math>. The answer is <math>\boxed{C}</math>. | ||
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Problem
Half the people in a room left. One third of those remaining started to dance. There were then people who were not dancing. The original number of people in the room was
Solution
Let the original number of people in the room be . Half of them left, so of them are left in the room.
After that, one third of this group is dancing, so people are not dancing.
This is given to be , so
Solution #2
First note that of the people remaining in the room, are not dancing. Therefore of the original amount of people in the room is . The answer is .
See Also
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