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The maximum possible value occurs when <math>60\%</math> of the students (which accounts for <math>30\%</math> of the overall student population) who originally answered "Yes." answer "No." and the <math>100\%</math> of the students (which accounts for <math>50\%</math> of the overall student population) who originally answered "No." answer "Yes." In this case, <math>x=50+30=80</math> | The maximum possible value occurs when <math>60\%</math> of the students (which accounts for <math>30\%</math> of the overall student population) who originally answered "Yes." answer "No." and the <math>100\%</math> of the students (which accounts for <math>50\%</math> of the overall student population) who originally answered "No." answer "Yes." In this case, <math>x=50+30=80</math> | ||
− | Subtract <math>80-20</math> to obtain an answer of <math>\boxed{\textbf{( | + | Subtract <math>80-20</math> to obtain an answer of <math>\boxed{\textbf{(Z)}\ 60}</math> |
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Problem
At the beginning of the school year, of all students in Mr. Wells' math class answered "Yes" to the question "Do you love math", and answered "No." At the end of the school year, answered "Yes" and answered "No." Altogether, of the students gave a different answer at the beginning and end of the school year. What is the difference between the maximum and the minimum possible values of ?
Solution
The minimum possible value occurs when of the students who originally answered "No." answer "Yes." In this case,
The maximum possible value occurs when of the students (which accounts for of the overall student population) who originally answered "Yes." answer "No." and the of the students (which accounts for of the overall student population) who originally answered "No." answer "Yes." In this case,
Subtract to obtain an answer of
See Also
2010 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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