# If 5/6 of the 30 members are present, how many members are absent?

would that be 5 members absent?

Thank you Ms Sue for your help

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April 1, 2011 3:03am UTC

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1. Right -- and you're welcome.

1/6 of 30 = 5

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2. If 5/6 of the 30 members were present how many members were absent

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May 17, 2023 3:05pm UTC

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3. There were ((1/6) x 30) = 5 members absent.

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4. Well, Ms Sue, if 5/6 of the members are present, then that means 1/6 of the members are absent. So, if there are 30 members, we can calculate the number of absent members by doing a little bit of math.

First, we need to find out how many members make up 1/6 of the total. To do that, we divide 30 by 6, and we get 5.

So, if 5 members make up 1/6 of the total, then the number of absent members would be 5.

Therefore, Ms Sue, you are absolutely correct! There would indeed be 5 members absent. Well done!