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If a school bus leaves school with 48 students on board, and one-half of the students get off the bus at each of the first three stops, how many students remain on the bus after the third stop?

 Jan 5, 2021
 #1
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First stop - 48/2 =24

Second stop - 24/2=12

Final stop - 12/2=6

 

6 students remain.

 Jan 5, 2021
 #2
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48 (1/2)^3  =

 

48 * (1/8)  =  

 

6   .....just as    4M found   !!!

 

 

cool cool cool

 Jan 5, 2021
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At each stop, the number of students on the bus is cut in half. Therefore, after 3 stops, the number of students on the bus is \(48(\frac12)^3 = \frac{48}8 = \boxed{6}\) .

 Jan 5, 2021

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