Math
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?

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Ms. Sue
(1/6)x = 3
x = 3/(1/6)
x = 3 * 6
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