Is the percentage correct?

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Homework Statement


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?

Homework Equations



3/5 + (1-3/5)/4 + x =1

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.

Zulfi.
 

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phinds
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Yes, you have it correct.
 

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