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**cameo674****Member**- Registered: 2006-08-25
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My daughter is working on a math packet for school and this problem looks more like a typo to me because I can't remember how one would figure it out. Here it is:

"In one class, 46% of the students are girls, and 58% of the students are boys. How many girls and how many boys does this represent?"

Can you understand my confusion? Any help would be appreciated.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Firstly, we don't know how many children there are, only that 46% are female and 58% are male, which, secondly, is impossible. You can't have 104% percent of children.

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