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Question from Tanzeela, a teacher:

There are 1200 pupils in a school. 2/3 of them are girls. 1/4 of the boys are overweight.
How many boys are overweight?

Hi Tanzeela,

If 2/3 of the students are girls what fraction of the students are boys? What is the number of male students? What is 1/4 of this number?


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