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At a picnic there were 3 times as many adults as children and twice as many women as men. If there was a total of x men, women, and children at the picnic, how many men were there, in terms of x?

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At a picnic there were 3 times as many adults as children and twice as many women as men. If there was a total of x men, women, and children at the picnic, how many men were there, in terms of x?

A. x/2 B. x/3 C. x/4 D. x/5 E. x/6

Hii. I am assuming that the question is "what fraction of men were there?". Answer must be C. Pick a smart number such as: \(Adults-->18\) Since the children are three times as many as children, hence \(Children-->6\) Further, the adults comprise of Men and women. The given ratio of \(\frac{#women}{#men} = \frac{2}{1}\), therefore \(#women=12, # men=6\). Since the total is Adults+children, i.e. 24. Therefore fraction of men will be \(\frac{6}{24} or \frac{x}{4}\)
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At a picnic there were 3 times as many adults as children and twice as many women as men. If there was a total of x men, women, and children at the picnic, how many men were there, in terms of x?

A. x/2 B. x/3 C. x/4 D. x/5 E. x/6

Say there are 2 women and 1 man (twice as many women as men).

Thus there are 2+1=3 adults and 1 child (3 times as many adults as children) --> x=3+1=4 (total # of people).

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Bunuel, I understand your solution, but still am a little confused. The problem says three times as many adults as kids and two times as many women as men, so I had the following:

Bunuel, I understand your solution, but still am a little confused. The problem says three times as many adults as kids and two times as many women as men, so I had the following:

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