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A group of x people is practicing levitation yoga. One-fourth of the people rise up in the air, and after a while, 3 of them come back down. How many people are now practicing yoga on the ground?

A. 2/3*(x+3)
B. (3/4)(x+4)
C. 3(4x+4)
D. 3(x+4)
E. 4(3x+4)

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Since the question mentions "one-fourth", pick a number that's divisible by 4 e.g x=16

A 2/3 (16+3) = 2/3 (19) = that's not even an integer, since 19 is not divisible by 3.
B (3/4)(16+4) = (3/4) (20) = reduce the 20 with the 4 to get 3⋅5/1 = 15. That matches your goal, but you still need to check all 5.
C 3 (4⋅16+4) = Take 16 and multiply it times 4? already way greater than 15.
D 3 (16+4) = Again, much too big to equal 15.
E (3⋅16+4) = way too big.

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A group of x people is practicing levitation yoga. One-fourth of the people rise up in the air, and after a while, 3 of them come back down. How many people are now practicing yoga on the ground?

A. 2/3*(x+3)
B. (3/4)(x+4)
C. 3(4x+4)
D. 3(x+4)
E. 4(3x+4)


This is how I tried.

let x be the number of people, given 1/4(x) are in air ( they are saints ) 3/4(x) are on the ground ( normal people)

Lets take the number which is divisble by 4... let is be 20.

Now 1/4(x) = 1/4(20 ) = 5 in air and 3/4(20) = 15 and three members are on ground now ... Total 18 are on ground.

Sub the number x = 20 in option only B suits this i.e. 3/4(24) = 18.

IMO option B.

Let me know if I am missing anything.
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one fourth rise up in the air => three fourth are on the ground.
Of those who rise up, 3 return back down.
Total on the ground is
\(\frac{3x}{4}\) + 3
= \(\frac{3}{4}\)\((x+4)\)
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Should be B?


Remaining would be 3/4 x + 3
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Should be B?


Remaining would be 3/4 x + 3


Yes it would be option B.
Just take 3/4 common and the expression becomes the same as mentioned in option B i.e. 3/4(x+4)
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Bunuel wrote:
A group of x people is practicing levitation yoga. One-fourth of the people rise up in the air, and after a while, 3 of them come back down. How many people are now practicing yoga on the ground?

A. 2/3*(x+3)
B. (3/4)(x+4)
C. 3(4x+4)
D. 3(x+4)
E. 4(3x+4)

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New post 02 Aug 2017, 16:52
as 1/4 people are up in the air 3/4*x are remaining on the ground plus the 3 people that came down later

total = 3*x/4 + 3 => 3/4(x+4)
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