A total of 60 students in Brooke’s school are taking a spanish class this year. This is 25% more than the number of students who take a spanish class last year. Is the answer 45 or 48? Why?

Number of students taking Spanish class this year in Brooke’s school = 60
Percentage increase in the number of students
taking Spanish class from last year = 25%
Then
Number of students that are taking Spanish
class more than last year = 25/100 * 60
                                          = 15
Then
The number of students that took Spanish class last year = 60 - 15
                                                                                             = 45 students
So the number of students that took Spanish class last year was 45. I hope the answer is clear to you and the procedure is also easy for you to understand.

No, I mean i know how to do it. But if you check your wok backwards the answer doesnt match 60

I obviously know its either 45 or 48. If you check it backwards you do 45 multiplied by 25 which equals to 11.25. 11.25 plus 45 doesnt not equal 60. However if you do 48 multiplied by 25, you get 12 and 12 plus 48 equals 60


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