Nellie's soccer team is having a great season. The team is being coached by Nellie's mom, who divided the team into five groups: 1/2 the players are forwards, 1/6 are wings, 1/6 are halfbacks, 1/12 are fullbacks, and 2 others are goalies. How many players are on Nellie's team, and how many are in each group?
AIG 4th Grade Math - PsyDAG, Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 12:56pm
Let x = total players
1/2 x + 1/6 x + 1/6 x + 1/12 x = x - 2
Get common denominator.
6/12 x + 2/12 x + 2/12 x + 1/12 x = x - 2
Add like terms.
11/12 x = x - 2
Multiply both sides by 12.
11x = 12x - 24
You should be able to take it from there. I hope this helps.
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