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# Men with Earrings

There is a certain club which is for men only. There are 600 men who belong to this club and 5% of these men wear one earring. Of the other 95% membership, half wear two earrings and the other half wear none. How many earrings are being worn in this club?

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Six hundred. We know that 5%, or 30 people of the men are wearing one earring. Of the other 95%, 570, we know that half are wearing two earrings and the other half none. This is the same as if they all wore one.Hide Answer Show Answer

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A maths question?

aNot bad

That was a really cool one... Good work!

easy.

What type of mens club has that many ear rings?

Good question though. I liked the short cut way to solve it.

Good question though. I liked the short cut way to solve it.

yawn yawn yawn

That was very scary...

Why bother figuring out how many wore just one earring? The answer was perhaps a little to obvious? Maybe use the same idea, but put something more interesting in from of the math.

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