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Word Problem Wednesday: The Math-Music Connection

Sep 26, 2017


By Mathnasium 


The next time you listen to music, think about the mathematics that goes into making it. Rhythms, patterns, harmony, scales...all of this and more are mathematical components go into making music the beautiful, emotional art form we love to listen to. Do you play an instrument? Would you like to? Studies have shown that learning music can actually help with math understanding and vice-versa!

Try out our music-themed word problem challenge for this week, and check back tomorrow to see how your solution compares with ours.

Question: Twenty-four students split up into groups for music class. A third of the students are in the percussion group. Half of the students are in the choir group. The rest of the students are in the guitar group. How many students are there in the guitar group?