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30 August, 11:17

There are 3 times as many males as females on the maths course at university. What fraction of the course are female? Give your answer in its simplest form?

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  1. 30 August, 12:12
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    1/4 of the course is female.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Let's call x the number of females on the course ⇒ The number of males would be 3x

    The total number of students would be x + 3x = 4x.

    Based on this, x (the number of females) would be 1/4 of the total students (4x) on the course.
  2. 30 August, 13:08
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    1/4

    Step-by-step explanation:

    The given info constitutes a proportion: 3 males : 1 female.

    Adding 3 and 1 together, we get 4.

    The fraction of students in the course who are female is then 1/4.
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