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Question:

There are 48 students studying foreign language at the community college. The only two foreign languages offered are French and Spanish, and a student cannot take both. If 28 students are studying French, which of the following represents the ratio of students studying Spanish to the total number of foreign language students?

A 5/12
Explaination

If there are 48 total, and 28 study French, then 20 study Spanish. The ratio of 20 to 48 = 20/48 = 10/24 = 5/12.