# Can't figure out simple math problem

I can't figure out how to calculate the number of people who can't be seated. For those who can be seated I simply did 963/8=120.4

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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mfb
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I moved the thread to the homework section.

How do .4 persons look like?
Without further details, that problem statement looks really odd. Are we supposed to fill every pavilion with the same number of persons (why??)? If yes, there is a reasonable answer, but then the problem statement should make that clear.

t3rom
HallsofIvy
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If we assume that the same number of people must be seated in each pavilion (which is not said and really doesn't make much sense), then the number of number of people that can be seated in each pavilion is 963/8. 8 divides 963 120 times with 963- 8(120) people left over.

(By the way, 963/8 is NOT "120.4". It is 120.375. The difference is important to this problem.)

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t3rom
Hallsoflvy, does that mean 3 people can't be seated?

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t3rom
LCKurtz
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@t3rom: What is it about this problem that prevented you from stating it here rather than posting an image of it?

Thanks!

@t3rom: What is it about this problem that prevented you from stating it here rather than posting an image of it?

I'm posting from a cellphone, that's the best way I could post it.

HallsofIvy