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Question:

There are 48 students studying a foreign language at the community college. If the only two foreign languages offered are French and Spanish, and 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 \(\frac{5}{12}\)
explanation

If there are 48 total, and 28 study French, then 20 study Spanish. The ratio of 20 to 48 can be written as a fraction and then simplified:
\(\frac{20}{48}=\frac{10}{24}=\frac{5}{12}\)