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+ | <math>40\%</math> of girls and <math>50\%</math> of boys in a class got an <math>\mathrm{'A'}</math>. If there are only <math>12</math> students in the class who got <math>\mathrm{'A'}</math>s and the ratio of boys and girls in the class is <math>4:5</math>, how many students are there in the class? | ||
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+ | == Solution == | ||
+ | <cmath>\frac{2}{5}g + \frac{1}{2}b = 12</cmath> | ||
+ | <cmath>5b = 4g \Longrightarrow b = \frac{4}{5}g</cmath> | ||
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+ | Substituting, <math>\frac{2}{5}g + \frac{1}{2}\left(\frac 45g\right) = 12 \Longrightarrow \frac{4}{5}g = 12 \Longrightarrow g = 15</math>. So there are 12 boys, and <math>12 + 15 = 27</math> students in the class. | ||
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+ | == See Also == | ||
+ | {{PMWC box|year=1997|num-b=I6|num-a=I8}} | ||
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+ | [[Category:Introductory Algebra Problems]] |
Latest revision as of 14:23, 20 April 2014
Problem
of girls and of boys in a class got an . If there are only students in the class who got s and the ratio of boys and girls in the class is , how many students are there in the class?
Solution
Substituting, . So there are 12 boys, and students in the class.
See Also
1997 PMWC (Problems) | ||
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