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<math>\textbf{(A)}\ 12\qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 18\qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 24\qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 27\qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 36</math> | <math>\textbf{(A)}\ 12\qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 18\qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 24\qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 27\qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 36</math> | ||
− | ==Solution== | + | ==Solution 1== |
− | Working backwards, if <math>3/4</math> of the chairs are taken and <math>6</math> are empty, then there are three times as many taken chairs as empty chairs, or <math>3 \cdot 6 = 18</math>. If <math>x</math> is the number of people in the room and <math>2/3</math> are seated, then <math>\frac23 x = 18</math> and <math>x = \boxed{(D) 27}</math>. | + | Working backwards, if <math>3/4</math> of the chairs are taken and <math>6</math> are empty, then there are three times as many taken chairs as empty chairs, or <math>3 \cdot 6 = 18</math>. If <math>x</math> is the number of people in the room and <math>2/3</math> are seated, then <math>\frac23 x = 18</math> and <math>x = \boxed{(\text{D}) 27}</math>. |
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
{{AMC8 box|year=2004|num-b=19|num-a=21}} | {{AMC8 box|year=2004|num-b=19|num-a=21}} | ||
{{MAA Notice}} | {{MAA Notice}} |
Revision as of 22:00, 5 October 2016
Problem
Two-thirds of the people in a room are seated in three-fourths of the chairs. The rest of the people are standing. If there are empty chairs, how many people are in the room?
Solution 1
Working backwards, if of the chairs are taken and are empty, then there are three times as many taken chairs as empty chairs, or . If is the number of people in the room and are seated, then and .
See Also
2004 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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