In a swimming class, 2/5 of the participants are girls. there are 24 boys in the class. FInd the total number of participants in the class
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In a swimming class, 2/5 of the participants are girls. there are 24 boys in the class. FInd the total number of participants in the class
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1. User Answers PHDFlopper
3/5=24
1/5=8
2*8=16
2/5=16
There are 16 girls in the class 
2. User Answers teamla2020
Therefore (3/5)x=24
Can multiply by (5/3) both sides
x=24(5/3)=40.
There are 40 people in the class, 24 boys (3/5) and 16 girls (2/5)