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2/3 men and 3/5 women in town are married

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Apr 29 11
Windia Blade Lord
GnawBIader
hey guys, i was wondering if anyone could do this problem since me, my dad, and some of my friends are arguing over the answer.

2/3 of the men in town are married. 3/5 of the women in town are married. What fraction of the men and women in town are not married?

my friends are saying the answer is 11/15 (which i think makes no sense), and my dad says the answer is 7/19. or is it something else? thanks in advance for helping.
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Apr 29 11
Broa Shadower
Greasey
Caelestys: I got 1/2, then again I'm not that great at math.

those saying 11/15, over half of both men and women are married, so how can 11/15 people be unmarried?

Im not so sure.... MATH HAS FAILED US ONCE AGAIN
Apr 29 11*
Zenith Dark Knight
OceanBoyy
7/18 is what i got. I don't feel like explaining.

EDIT : Okay since i see people doing it weird. I see it as there are different populations of men to women in the town. Which only makes sense.

I made the numbers easier on me. So i said that there were 450 men in town that way 2/3 of them would make 300 men are married.
300 men married must mean there are 300 women married. So i now had to find the population of women.
(300/x) = (3/5)
3x = 1500
x = 500

So there are a total of 500 of women overall in town. An overall population of both men and women of 950.
Total not married = 950-600 = 350

350/950 = 7/19

Okay i messed up the first time but only because i did it quick in my head.
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Apr 29 11
Scania Battle Mage 4
Xgintama
arg, i hate these types oh questions
i really hope someone solves this because i always forget these questions after my teachers teach me
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Apr 29 11*
Windia Night Lord
BuzzBladez
Caelestys: I got 1/2, then again I'm not that great at math.

those saying 11/15, over half of both men and women are married, so how can 11/15 people be unmarried?

I think it has something to do with 2 different groups being involved in one answer.

I got 11/15 as well, and it makes more sense. I'm thinking I'm just gonna say 11/30 people, and don't ask me why.

EDIT: Oh, cool. I guessed the same answer as someone else, we must be right.
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Apr 29 11
Bera Bishop
Aider
2/3 of the men in town are married. 3/5 of the women in town are married.

10/15 of men in town are married. 9/15 of women in town are married. That means 19/30 people are married, and 11/30 people are not married.
Apr 29 11
Bera Chief Bandit
xXMokiXx
Ellinia: 2/3 of the men in town are married. 3/5 of the women in town are married.

10/15 of men in town are married. 9/15 of women in town are married. That means 19/30 people are married, and 11/30 people are not married.

No, because there aren't the same number of men as there are women necessarily? It is 2/3 of x and 3/5 of y are married, meaning 1/3 of x and 2/5 of y aren't married; they don't go together
Apr 29 11
Broa Aran 3
anyalista
okay, the answer is 11/30.
I got it different though.

5/15 men are not married
6/15 women are not married

average them out, 5.5/15 = 11/30.
Apr 29 11*
Scania Mechanic 2
SmallMech
11/30 are not married
Apr 29 11
Windia Night Lord
BuzzBladez
PukeADot: No, because there aren't the same number of men as there are women necessarily? It is 2/3 of x and 3/5 of y are married, meaning 1/3 of x and 2/5 of y aren't married; they don't go together

Pretty sure it doesn't matter, since everything we're talking about here is ratios.
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Apr 29 11
Bera Mercedes 3
Allostrangr1
11/30 people are unmarried

10/15 + 9/15 = 19/30
30 -19 = 11

... i think
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