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Jefferson Middle School has the same number of boys and girls. <math>\frac{3}{4}</math> of the girls and <math>\frac{2}{3}</math> | Jefferson Middle School has the same number of boys and girls. <math>\frac{3}{4}</math> of the girls and <math>\frac{2}{3}</math> | ||
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<math>\textbf{(A) }\frac{1}{2}\qquad\textbf{(B) }\frac{9}{17}\qquad\textbf{(C) }\frac{7}{13}\qquad\textbf{(D) }\frac{2}{3}\qquad \textbf{(E) }\frac{14}{15}</math> | <math>\textbf{(A) }\frac{1}{2}\qquad\textbf{(B) }\frac{9}{17}\qquad\textbf{(C) }\frac{7}{13}\qquad\textbf{(D) }\frac{2}{3}\qquad \textbf{(E) }\frac{14}{15}</math> | ||
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Set the number of children to a number that is divisible by two, four, and three. In this question, the number of children in the school is not a specific number because there are no actual numbers in the question, only ratios.This way, we can calculate the answer without dealing with decimals. | Set the number of children to a number that is divisible by two, four, and three. In this question, the number of children in the school is not a specific number because there are no actual numbers in the question, only ratios.This way, we can calculate the answer without dealing with decimals. | ||
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The total number of children on the trip is <math>85</math>, so the fraction of girls on the trip is <math>\frac{45}{85}</math> or <math>\boxed{\textbf{(B)} \frac{9}{17}}</math> | The total number of children on the trip is <math>85</math>, so the fraction of girls on the trip is <math>\frac{45}{85}</math> or <math>\boxed{\textbf{(B)} \frac{9}{17}}</math> | ||
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Let there be <math>b</math> boys and <math>g</math> girls in the school. We see <math>g=b</math>, which means <math>\frac{3}{4}b+\frac{2}{3}b=\frac{17}{12}b</math> kids went on the trip and <math>\frac{3}{4}b</math> kids are girls. So, the answer is <math>\frac{\frac{3}{4}b}{\frac{17}{12}b}=\frac{9}{17}</math>, which is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(B)} \frac{9}{17}}</math> | Let there be <math>b</math> boys and <math>g</math> girls in the school. We see <math>g=b</math>, which means <math>\frac{3}{4}b+\frac{2}{3}b=\frac{17}{12}b</math> kids went on the trip and <math>\frac{3}{4}b</math> kids are girls. So, the answer is <math>\frac{\frac{3}{4}b}{\frac{17}{12}b}=\frac{9}{17}</math>, which is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(B)} \frac{9}{17}}</math> | ||
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{{AMC8 box|year=2016|num-b=11|num-a=13}} | {{AMC8 box|year=2016|num-b=11|num-a=13}} | ||
{{MAA Notice}} | {{MAA Notice}} |
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Problem
Jefferson Middle School has the same number of boys and girls. of the girls and of the boys went on a field trip. What fraction of the students on the field trip were girls?
Solution 1
Set the number of children to a number that is divisible by two, four, and three. In this question, the number of children in the school is not a specific number because there are no actual numbers in the question, only ratios.This way, we can calculate the answer without dealing with decimals. is a number that works. There will be girls and boys. So, there will be = girls on the trip and = boys on the trip. The total number of children on the trip is , so the fraction of girls on the trip is or
Solution 2
Let there be boys and girls in the school. We see , which means kids went on the trip and kids are girls. So, the answer is , which is
See Also
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