Posted by **christopher** on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 4:55pm.

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**, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 4:57pm
1/5 = x/30

Cross multiply and solve:

5x = 30

x = ?

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**Jill**, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 4:58pm
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**, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 4:59pm
Nope. 24 prefer vanilla.

The question asks about preferences for chocolate.

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**Jill**, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 5:03pm
oh, ok! wow..way to not read directions. my bad.

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