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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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    1/5 = x/30

    Cross multiply and solve:

    5x = 30
    x = ?

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    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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    Nope. 24 prefer vanilla.

    The question asks about preferences for chocolate.

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    oh, ok! wow..way to not read directions. my bad.

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    I GUESS IT'S 6 AS 4/5 PREFER VANILLA.THEN,4/5*30=24 AND 30 - 24=6

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