Svetlana Z. answered • 10/27/15

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What is given:

1. There are 24 students in the class

2. 5/6 of the students brought one pencil

3. The rest brought two pencils.

What is total number of pencils brought to class.

First step is to find out what 5/6 of 24 is:

5/6 of 24 is given by 5/6 x 24 = 5/6 x 24/1 = (5 x 24) / (6 x 1) = (120)/6 = 20

So 20 students brought one pencil.

The remaining students brought two pencils.

The remaining students is given by 24 - 20 = 4

So, 4 students brought 2 pencils.

**Then the total number of pencils is given by:**

**20 x 1 + 4 x 2 = 28 pencils**