There are 36 students in Mr. Meyer's class. Of those students, 5/12 played tag at recess, 1/3 played kickball, and the rest played basketball. How many students
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1. User Answers jaisurajk
Answer:
9 students played basketball
Stepbystep explanation:
Number of students that played tag:
36*5/12=
180/12 = 15 students that played tag
Number of students that played kickball:
36*1/3=
36/3 = 12 students that played kickball
Number of students that played basketball:
First, find the total number of students that DIDN'T play basketball:
15 students played basketball and 12 played kickball, so:
15 + 12 = 27 students didn't play basketball
36  27 = 9 students played basketball

2. User Answers LukeG1
Answer:
9 students played basketball
Stepbystep explanation:
36 students in the class
5/12 played tag (of the 36)
1/3 played kickball
Find a common denominator and add the fractions
5/12 + 1/3 = 5/12 + 4/12 = 9/12
9/12 simplifies to 3/4
3/4 played kickball and tag, the rest played basketball
Subtract kickball and tag students from 1, to find the fraction of basketball players
1  3/4 = 1/4 of the students played basketball
The total is 36 students, 1/4 played basketball
1/4 of 36 = 36/4 = 9
9 students played basketball
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