3rd grade math
posted by Raul .
Two thirds of the musicians in a 16-piece band are girls. the 16 musicians include 12 brass players. what fraction of the band plays brass instrument?
since 3 does not divide 16, how can 2/3 of the 16 players be girls?
12/16 are brass
Thank you. THat is part of the question that is not needed to solve the problem.
I mean the 2/3 of the musicians are girls.
I know. Maybe one of the band members is not a musician, eh? Probably the drummer. :-)