An institute organised a fete and 1/5 of the girls and 1/8 of the boys participated in the same. What fraction of the total number of students took part in the fete ?

A. 2/13

B. 13/40

C. Data inadequate

D. None of these

Answer: Option C

Solution(By Examveda Team)

Data inadequate

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Comments ( 5 )

  1. Md. Islam
    Md. Islam :
    1 month ago

    Let no of girls is 5, so 1/5 of 5= 1, and no of boys is 8, so 1/8 of 8=1.
    Total students=8+5=13.
    No of participants =1+1=2.
    So the fraction be =2/13.

  2. Asif Iqbal
    Asif Iqbal :
    2 months ago

    let, x be the total number of boys & y be the total number of girls.
    so, the ratio of participating boys and girls is equal to (x/8+y/5)/(x+y)
    since, we dont know the total number of students.... so data insufficiency is the correct answer.

  3. Shafiq Ahmad
    Shafiq Ahmad :
    4 months ago

    i think that the answer should be D as by Calculating we can find that 33/100 Means 33% of the students participated. so the Answer that Data is inadequate is not correct

  4. O7_ Vampire
    O7_ Vampire :
    1 year ago

    Itx 13/40 not data indequate

  5. Rachna Sahu
    Rachna Sahu :
    2 years ago

    How the data is inadequate? According to the question the no.of girls participated are 1/5 and no.of boys participated are 1/8 and they asked the total no.of students.So if we add these two values together then we get 13/40 as the answer but it is incorrect,why???

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