# SOLUTION: A school sent up 80 candidates for a certain examination and our result was 60% pass. What would be the number of students detained so that the result be 75% pass? A. 20 B. 13

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 Click here to see ALL problems on percentage Question 30055: A school sent up 80 candidates for a certain examination and our result was 60% pass. What would be the number of students detained so that the result be 75% pass? A. 20 B. 13 C. 26 D. 25Answer by AnlytcPhil(1278)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A school sent up 80 candidates for a certain examination and our result was 60% pass. What would be the number of students detained so that the result be 75% pass? A. 20 B. 13 C. 26 D. 25 ` How do you "detain" students? From the dictionary: ` Main Entry: de·tain Pronunciation: di-'tAn, dE- Function: transitive verb Etymology: Middle English deteynen, from Middle French detenir, modification of Latin detinEre, from de- + tenEre to hold —more at THIN Date: 15th century 1 : to hold or keep in or as if in custody 2 : obsolete : to keep back (as something due) : WITHHOLD 3 : to restrain especially from proceeding : STOP synonym see KEEP, DELAY - de·tain·ment /-m&nt/ noun ` Do we hold the students in custody? Do we keep the students as if in custody? Do we restrain the students from proceeding? Do we keep or delay the students? ` How would doing any of these things to students increase the pass rate for the examination? I don't get it. Sorry! Ask your teacher to explain how to "detain" students, and how doing that to them increases the pass rate for the exam. Then repost the problem, explaining what happens to students when they get detained, and why doing that to them changes the pass rate.