at a wedding meal:

1/3 guest have pasta

5/12 have chicken

24 guest have beef

How many guests at the wedding?

Please help

Walthamx Mar 17, 2018

#1**+2 **

Assuming no-one had both pasta and chicken

1/3 + 5/12 → 4/12 + 5/12 → 9/12 → 3/4 i.e. 3/4 of the guests ate the pasta and chicken

Assuming the remaining 1/4 ate the beef, then (1/4)N = 24 (where N is total number of guests).

N = 24*4 or N = 96 i.e. there are 96 guests in total.

Alan Mar 17, 2018