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joy organised a wedding guest had to choose their meal from beef,chicken or vegetarian
1/3 of them chose beef
5/12 chose chicken
and 23 of the guest chose vegetarian
how many guest came to the wedding ?
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1 year ago
#2
(Original post by amiskeen)
joy organised a wedding guest had to choose their meal from beef,chicken or vegetarian
1/3 of them chose beef
5/12 chose chicken
and 23 of the guest chose vegetarian
how many guest came to the wedding ?
Let's say a total guests came to the wedding.

We know that 1/3 of them chose beef. How can you mathematically express 1/3 of the total in terms of ?
We know that 5/12 of them chose chicken. How can you mathematically express 5/12 of the total in terms of ?
We know that 23 of them chose vegetarian. We are not saying that some fraction of the total chose vegetarian, since we are giving the exact number, so you don't need to try and express this in terms of T -- keep it as it is.

Then add up the three things you just answered, and you should end up with the total amount of people that came, ie .

This should yield a linear equation in which you can solve.
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THANK YOU!!!!
thank u so much it helped a lot
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1 year ago
#4
(Original post by amiskeen)
joy organised a wedding guest had to choose their meal from beef,chicken or vegetarian
1/3 of them chose beef
5/12 chose chicken
and 23 of the guest chose vegetarian
how many guest came to the wedding ?
You can calculate the proportion of guests that 23 represents. Divide 23 by that to get the total number of guests.

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1 year ago
#5
The easiest way is to add 1/3 and 5/12 to get 9/12 =3/4

That leaves 1/4 who chose vegetarian.

23 = 1/4 so 4/4 = 4 x 23 = 92
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1 year ago
#6
(Original post by amiskeen)
joy organised a wedding guest had to choose their meal from beef,chicken or vegetarian
1/3 of them chose beef
5/12 chose chicken
and 23 of the guest chose vegetarian
how many guest came to the wedding ?
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#7
(Original post by RogerOxon)
You can calculate the proportion of guests that 23 represents. Divide 23 by that to get the total number of guests.

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#8
(Original post by KA_info)
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1 year ago
#9
(Original post by amiskeen)
Yes, that's correct.
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4 months ago
#10
1/3 of them chose beef5/12 chose chickenand 69 of the guest chose vegetarianhow many guest came to the wedding ?
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1 month ago
#11
(MathsWatch VLE Answer)276 guests.Step-by-step explanation:fraction of the guest that chose beef = 1/3fraction of the guest that chose chicken = 5/12fraction of the guest that chose vegetarian = 1 - 1/3 - 5/12 = 1/4Find the number of guests:guests that chose vegetarian = 1/4guests that chose vegetarian = 691/4 of the guest = 694/4 of the guest = 69 x 4 = 276Answer: There are 276 guests.
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3 weeks ago
#12
(Original post by Abdalah16)
1/3 of them chose beef5/12 chose chickenand 69 of the guest chose vegetarianhow many guest came to the wedding ?
did you find this in mathswatch
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3 weeks ago
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(Original post by {Epic} Dynamic)
(MathsWatch VLE Answer)276 guests.Step-by-step explanation:fraction of the guest that chose beef = 1/3fraction of the guest that chose chicken = 5/12fraction of the guest that chose vegetarian = 1 - 1/3 - 5/12 = 1/4Find the number of guests:guests that chose vegetarian = 1/4guests that chose vegetarian = 691/4 of the guest = 694/4 of the guest = 69 x 4 = 276Answer: There are 276 guests.
thank you so much for the answer
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