Posted by christopher on .
A survey revealed that 4 out of 5 people prefer vanilla ice cream to chocolate. In a class of 30 how many students are likely to prefer chocolate ice cream?

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Ms. Sue,
1/5 = x/30
Cross multiply and solve:
5x = 30
x = ? 
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Jill,
I'm pretty sure it's 24.
Because you figure 30/5=6 So then just take the 6 and times it by the 4. 4*6=24 
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Ms. Sue,
Nope. 24 prefer vanilla.
The question asks about preferences for chocolate. 
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Jill,
oh, ok! wow..way to not read directions. my bad.

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manan,
I GUESS IT'S 6 AS 4/5 PREFER VANILLA.THEN,4/5*30=24 AND 30  24=6