3rd grade math
posted by Raul .
Two thirds of the musicians in a 16piece band are girls. the 16 musicians include 12 brass players. what fraction of the band plays brass instrument?

3rd grade math 
Steve
since 3 does not divide 16, how can 2/3 of the 16 players be girls?
12/16 are brass 
3rd grade math 
Raul
Steve,
Thank you. THat is part of the question that is not needed to solve the problem. 
3rd grade math 
Raul
I mean the 2/3 of the musicians are girls.

3rd grade math 
Steve
I know. Maybe one of the band members is not a musician, eh? Probably the drummer. :)

3rd grade math 
Raul
:) lol.
Thanks again
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