In a middle school computer club, 3/8 of the members are girls. Of the girls in the club, 2/5 are 6 graders. Write and solve an equation to find the fraction of the members of the club that are 6 grade girls

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  1. total members ---- x
    girls ------ (3/8)x or 3x/8
    girls that are 6 graders = (2/5)(3x/8)
    = 6x/40 = 3x/20

    so (3/20) of the members are 6 grader girls

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  2. Members: unknown
    Girls: 3/8
    In 6th grade: 2/5
    3/8 x 2/5 = 6/40
    Simplified: 3/20

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