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?

1. Steve

since 3 does not divide 16, how can 2/3 of the 16 players be girls?

12/16 are brass

2. Raul

Steve,
Thank you. THat is part of the question that is not needed to solve the problem.

3. Raul

I mean the 2/3 of the musicians are girls.

4. Steve

I know. Maybe one of the band members is not a musician, eh? Probably the drummer. :-)

5. Raul

:) lol.

Thanks again

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