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    fractions help!!

    http://www.emaths.co.uk/sats/2009/2009_68_Paper2.pdf < please click on this link and go to question 8 and help me how to solve it
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    3/8 said yes and 5/8 said no...
    it means that 5/8 - 3/8 = 2/8 more pupils said no than yes...
    it is said in the question that 46 more pupils said no than yes
    => 2/8 = 46

    the total number of pupils is given by 1 or 8/8

    if,
    2/8 -> 46
    8/8 -> 46 / (2/8) * (8/8)
    =184

    Answer: 184 pupils
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    Quote Originally Posted by mehn View Post
    3/8 said yes and 5/8 said no...
    it means that 5/8 - 3/8 = 2/8 more pupils said no than yes...
    it is said in the question that 46 more pupils said no than yes
    => 2/8 = 46

    the total number of pupils is given by 1 or 8/8

    if,
    2/8 -> 46
    8/8 -> 46 / (2/8) * (8/8)
    =184

    Answer: 184 pupils



    thanks man
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