SOLUTION: 1650 students take an english exam. If 42% fail the exam, how many students failed the exam? how many students passed. (could you show me how to do this problem?)

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Percentage-and-ratio-word-problems Question 545336: 1650 students take an english exam. If 42% fail the exam, how many students failed the exam? how many students passed. (could you show me how to do this problem?)Answer by Earlsdon(6287)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!To find 42% of 1650 you first convert the percentage to its decimal eqivalent: 42% = 42/100 = 0.42 then you multiply this by 1650. 0.42(1650) = 693 693 students failed the exam. To find the number of students who passed, subtract the number who failed (693) from the total number of students (1650). 1650-693 = 957 957 students passed the exam.