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At SHK University, 5/8 of the male students participate in varsity spo

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At SHK University, 5/8 of the male students participate in varsity sports and 1/3 of the male students that participate in varsity sports participate in baseball. If there are 5 more female students than male students at SHK University, what is the minimum possible number of female students at SHK University?

A. 65
B. 58
C. 53
D 48
E. 29

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only (29 - 5) and (53 - 5) can be divided evenly by 5/8 and then by 1/3. Since we need the minimum possible value, 29 appears to be the right answer. Ans. E
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At SHK University, 5/8 of the male students participate in varsity sports and 1/3 of the male students that participate in varsity sports participate in baseball. If there are 5 more female students than male students at SHK University, what is the minimum possible number of female students at SHK University?

A. 65
B. 58
C. 53
D 48
E. 29


Let there be 24 male students in the varsity..

Male students who participated in sports = 15
Male students who participated in baseball = 5

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There are 5 more female students than male students at SHK University


So, Total Female students = Total Male students + 5

Or, Total Female students = 24 + 5

Hence, the minimum possible number of female students at SHK University is (E) 29

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Bunuel wrote:
At SHK University, 5/8 of the male students participate in varsity sports and 1/3 of the male students that participate in varsity sports participate in baseball. If there are 5 more female students than male students at SHK University, what is the minimum possible number of female students at SHK University?

A. 65
B. 58
C. 53
D 48
E. 29


Let there be 24 male students in the varsity..

Male students who participated in sports = 15
Male students who participated in baseball = 5

Quote:
There are 5 more female students than male students at SHK University


So, Total Female students = Total Male students + 5

Or, Total Female students = 24 + 5

Hence, the minimum possible number of female students at SHK University is (E) 29


why you take 24 reason??
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5/8 is the total number of Male students participating in sports even.

Since, the denominator is even the number of male students should be even. If we subtract 5 from each option we get Option A (65-5), C (29 - 5) and E (53 - 5) as even number.

Only option C and E give whole number when divided by \(\frac{5}{8}\) and then by \(\frac{1}{3}\).

minimum possible number of female students at SHK University = 29.

I chose this option because \(\frac{1}{3}\) * (\(\frac{5}{8}\) * 24) = 5.
[Note: The number of players in a Volleyball team = 6]. :-D

Ans: option E
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Since we are dealing with an indirect integer constraint: "number of persons". The number of males must be a multiple of 8 and 3.

Easiest and fastest way is to find the Least Common Multiple of 8 and 3. Which is 24.

Therefore the least possible number of females is: 24+5=29
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