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?
(1/6)x = 3
x = 3/(1/6)
x = 3 * 6