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Posted by **shirley** on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 1:03pm.

after round 1, 1/2 of the freshmen were eliminated. After round 2, 1/3 of those remaining were eliminated. After round 3, 1/4 of those remaining were eliminated. After round 4, 1/5 of those remaining were eliminated. After round 5, 1/6 of those remaining were eliminated. The 10 freshmen who remained made it onto the track team. How many freshmen originally tried out?

the answer is 60. How do I set this up to get my answer.

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**JJ**, Friday, February 22, 2013 at 1:08pmx = the number you start with

after round 1: you have x/2

1/3 of those are eliminated which means 2/3 remain

Multiply x/2 times 2/3 = x/3

Next round 1/4 are eliminated which means that 3/4 remain.

3/4 times x/3 = x/4

Can you finish from here with rounds 5 and 6

it should end with x/6 = 10 so x would = 60

Set that final answer = 10

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