``In a class room which has 30 students, 16 of the students are boys , 23 are ten years old and 6 are girls who are not 10 years old. How many students in the class are ten-year old boys ?

A 8 b 10 c 12 d 15 e 16

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- Apr 13th 2010, 08:46 AMsri340arithmetic problem
``In a class room which has 30 students, 16 of the students are boys , 23 are ten years old and 6 are girls who are not 10 years old. How many students in the class are ten-year old boys ?

A 8 b 10 c 12 d 15 e 16 - Apr 13th 2010, 09:32 AMDeadstar
- Apr 13th 2010, 11:09 AMAliceFisher
We know the size of the class is 30 and that there are 16 boys in that class.

1. There are therefore 14 girls in the class.

We know that 6 of the girls in the class are under 10

2. There are therefore 8 girls who are over 10.

We know that 23 of the students in the class are over 10.

3. So if we deduct the girls from this total everyone left will be... - Apr 13th 2010, 11:10 AMAliceFisher
Though I do rather like Deadstars more direct solution :)

- Apr 13th 2010, 07:25 PMSoroban
Hello, sri340!

Quote:

In a class room which has 30 students, 16 of the students are boys,

23 are ten years old, and 6 are girls who are not 10 years old.

How many students in the class are ten-year old boys?

. . (a) 8 . . (b) 10 . . (c} 12 . . (d) 15 . . (e) 16

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You should be able to complete the chart:

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