In a certain class, \(\frac{5}{12}\) of all the students are girls and \(\frac{1}{4}\) of all the students are girls who take Spanish. What fraction of the girls take Spanish?

Explanation

Let's take the total students = 48 (since it is divisible by both 12 and 4)

\(\frac{5}{12}\) of all the students are girls \(=\frac{5}{12} \times 48=20\) girls

\(\frac{1}{4}\) of all the students are girls take Spanish \(=\frac{1}{4} \times 48=12\) girls take Spanish

Therefore,

fraction of the girls take Spanish \(=\frac{12}{20}=\frac{3}{5}\)

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