# A neophyte is a beginner. On the first day of classes, 28,000 students arrived at the university campus. If three sevenths were neophytes, how many were not neophytes?

Feb 23, 2018

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#### Explanation:

Alright, so here we need to find $\frac{3}{7}$ of $28000$.

For this problem, all you have to do is multiply the two numbers together

$= \frac{3}{7} \cdot 28000$

$= \frac{84000}{7}$

$= 12000$

So $12 , 000$ students were neophytes. Therefore, $28000 - 12000 = 16000$ people who were not neophytes.

Hope that helps!
~Chandler Dowd

Feb 24, 2018

$16 , 000$ students are not neophytes.

#### Explanation:

You can do the question in two different ways.

$1.$ Find how many students are neophytes and the subtract them from the total number of students.

$\frac{3}{\cancel{7}} \times {\cancel{28000}}^{4000} = 12 , 000$

$28 , 000 - 12 , 000 = 16 , 000$ were not neophytes.

$2.$ The second method is to subtract the fractions first

If $\frac{3}{7}$ are neophytes, then $\frac{7}{7} - \frac{3}{7} = \frac{4}{7}$ are not.

Find $\frac{4}{7} \times 28 , 000 = 16 , 000$ students#