Quandaries and Queries


Name: Joe

Who is asking: Student
Level: Middle

A bus with a seating capacity of 60 people is 60% occupied. At the next stop one-third of the people get off the bus and 3 people get on the bus. The bus is now ___% occupied.



Hi Joe,

60% of 60 is

 60/100 60 = 36 and hence 36 of the seats are occupied. One-third of the 36 get off and three more get on. How many are on the bus now? What fraction of 60 is this? Express this fraction as a percent.


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