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Question from amanda, a student:

At a recent school dance it was observed that there was a 3 to 1 ratio of girls to boys. If 204 students attended the dance, how many boys, and how many girls were there?

Hi Amanda,

This was actually a dinner dance. Around the dance floor were tables, each with 3 girls and 1 boy. How many tables were there? How many boys were there? How many girls.


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