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how do i determine how many people are in a family including mom and dad if 1/2 of family is male children and 1/3 of family is female children? What formula do i use to find my answer?

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    Let F = the total number of children plus the mother and father.

    Let Mc = the number of male children and Fc = the number of female children.

    Mc = F/2 and Fc = F/3 from which Fc/Mc = 2/3.


    Fc...Mc...plus Mom and Dad
    .4....6.............2 = 12

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