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Homework Help: Is the percentage correct?

  1. Apr 14, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    At Madison High School each student studies exactly one foreign language. Three fifths of the students take Spanish & one fourth of the remaining students take German. If all of the others take French, what percent of the students take French?

    2. Relevant equations

    3/5 + (1-3/5)/4 + x =1
    3. The attempt at a solution
    I am getting x =3/10

    Is my method correct ?
    Can i say that x = 30%.
    Some body please guide me.

  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 14, 2016 #2


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    Yes, you have it correct.
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