Hi Probability experts..... Can you solve this problem.
I'm looking to solve this probability problem. Nobody i've given it to has solved it yet, and I'm a maths teacher, and I can't solve it. So I'm putting it to you to see if it's solvable at all!! It's from Leaving Cert Exam 2011.
There are 16 girls and 8 boys in a class.
Half of these 24 students study French.
The probability that a randomly selected girl studies French is 1.5 times the probability that a randomly selected boy studies French.
How many of the boys in the class study French?