# Aclass has 18 girls. Girls make up 60% of the class. How many students are there in the class?

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#### Explanation:

There are several which in which we can approach this question:

We can do this question using **direct proportion.**

"If 18 girls represent 60%, how many students represent 100%?"

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We can make and solve an equation.

Let the number of students be

"60% of the students are 18 girls"

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We can increase the number of girls in the ratio

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In each case the calculation is the same, but there is a different approach and different reasoning.