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Write and solve a proportion for the following problem.

In a recent survey for the student council, Dominique found that students out of a total of students on campus did not like soda. If half of the student body was going to attend a dance, how many students could she expect would want soda?  Homework Help ✎

If students dislike soda, how many students like soda?


students out of like soda. How many students are attending the school dance?

If half of the student body is attending the dance, then: 

students are attending the school dance. How many of those students are expected to like soda?

Since students out of that like soda, we can set up a proportion to find the expected number of students at the dance that will like soda.

   Solve for .

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