Posted by **shohanur** on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10:17pm.

of the total number of spectators at a circus show, 1/4 are men, 2/5 of the remaining number of spectators are women. there are 132 women at the circus show. how many children are at the circus show?

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**Reiny**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10:34pm
let the total be x

(x = men+women+children)

1/4 of x are men, so (3/4)x is made up women and children

but (2/5)((3/4)x = 132

(3/10)x = 132

3x = 1320

x = 440

so the total was 440, of which 110 were men, and 132 were women,

leaving 198 children

check my arithmetic and my thinking.

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**shmoolalalalalalaletyevity**, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6:07pm
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