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posted by Alice

working with a circle graph divided up into 1/3 woodwind, 1/6 percussion, and 1/2 brass. The marching band has three percussion musicians. How many musicians altogether are in the band?
I think I have to add all of the fractions together and my answer is in simplest form so it would be 12 musicians. Is this correct?

  1. Ms. Sue

    (1/6)x = 3

    x = 3/(1/6)

    x = 3 * 6

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