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#1 2006-08-25 02:35:57

cameo674
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Registered: 2006-08-25
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percentages

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.

cameo674

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#2 2006-08-25 02:54:12

Devantè
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Registered: 2006-07-14
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Re: percentages

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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