Posted by **Nai** on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 5:27pm.

3/4 of the students in a school were girls and the rest were boys. 2/3 of the girls and 1/2 of the boys attended the school carnival. Find the total number of students in the school if 330 students did not attend the carnival.

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**Steve**, Monday, October 29, 2012 at 5:43pm
g = 3b, since 3/4 = 3 * 1/4

2/3 g + 1/2 b attended

2/3 (3b) + 1/2 b = 5/2 b attended

subtract that from the total (b+g) students:

b+g - 5/2 b = 330

4b - 5/2 b = 330

3/2 b = 330

b = 220

so, g = 660

There are 880 students

660 girls and 220 boys

440 girls and 110 boys attended: 550

the remaining 330 did not attend.

Nice twist to an otherwise common exercise.

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**Britney**, Monday, October 21, 2013 at 5:31pm
IDK!!!

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**I am not telling you my first name!**, Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 9:45pm
I got 250, That is a much more resonable answer

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**I am not telling you my first name**, Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 5:46pm
The actual answer is 880 students. I checked with my teacher.

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**I am not telling you my first name**, Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 11:36pm
since you add the 330 to the 550

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**I am not telling you my first name**, Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 1:10pm
so HAH! I beat you!!!!

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**Dehar**, Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2:45am
250 boys

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