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Posted by Radhika on June 2, 2023 at 10:13 amThere are 500 students in a school in which 36% are girls. The difference between the number of boys and girls is:
a) 140
b) 120
c) 180
d) 320
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To find the difference between the number of boys and girls, we need to determine the number of girls and boys in the school.
Given that 36% of the students are girls, we can calculate the number of girls by multiplying 36% (0.36) by the total number of students:
Number of girls = 0.36 * 500 = 180
To find the number of boys, we subtract the number of girls from the total number of students:
Number of boys = 500 – 180 = 320
The difference between the number of boys and girls is 320 – 180 = 140.
Therefore, the correct answer is (a) 140.