Hi, I am a student with a secondary math question:

Two hundred students joined the kangaroo high school band. Based on statistics from previous years, 1/3 of the students will drop out. of the remaining members, only 6% will qualify for the state band. How many of the original members can be expected to qualify for the state band?

Thank you!



Hi Cristy. Just multiply two stages of qualification together: a student must be in the two-thirds that don't drop out and in the 6% of those that qualify for the band.

So, 200 x (2/3) x 6% will qualify.

Hope this helps,
Stephen La Rocque>