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Homework Help: Probability Question

  1. Dec 10, 2006 #1
    The results of a exam had 15% of students earning atleast a "B", 65% with atleast a "C-", and 45% with less than a "C". What % of the students received a "C" or a "C+"?

    The whole less than C and atleast C- thing is throwing me off and I can't seem to wrap my head around it.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 10, 2006 #2
    Try thinking of it like this, if 65% of people got a C or higher, then what percentage got lower than a 'C' (hint: the total of the two must give 100%, since it covers the whole range). Now, using the other value quoted, namely 45%, what is the percentage between the two?:wink:

    (no. of people with < C) + (no. of people with >= C) = (Total number of people involved)
     
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