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half of the computer club members use 3/8 of the stations in computer lab. What is the least number of students that could be in the computer club?

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If we want to know the fewest number of students in the computer lab club, we must attempt to minimize the other portions of the word problem as well. Since you can not have a fraction of a computer, we can assume the fewest number of computer stations available in the technology lab is 8 since the fraction 3/8 is as reduced as can be. If half of the computer club members use 3 of these 8 computers, then 3 is half of the entire club, meaning there would be 6 members in the computer lab club.

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