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fractions -in a school,3/5 of the students are girls, number of boys in the school is 200. find the total number of students in the school

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If 3/5 of the students (you can also think this as 3 out of 5 students) are girls, how many of the 5 students are boys? Present in fraction form. This is the simplified or reduced fraction.

fraction = part/whole = number of boys/ number of students

Set the reduced fraction = actual fraction.

reduced number of boys/ reduced number of students
= actual number of boys/ actual number of students

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