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# In a certain school, there are 160 boys and 240 girls. If 15 percent

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In a certain school, there are 160 boys and 240 girls. If 15 percent of the boys are left-handed and 25 percent of the girls are left-handed, what percent of the school`s entire student population is left-handed?

A. 18
B. 20
C. 21
D. 23
E. 24

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18 Oct 2018, 02:28
15% of the boys are left handed = .15* 160 = 24
25% of girls are left handed = .25 * 240 = 60
=(24+60/400) * 100
= 21 %

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