## + - 90% of 200 Students Fail Basic Algebra Problems-> 3

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*"Basic algebra involving fractions and decimals stumped a group of City University of New York freshmen — suggesting city schools aren't preparing them, a CUNY report shows. During their first math class at one of CUNY's four-year colleges, 90% of 200 students tested couldn't solve a simple algebra problem, the report by the CUNY Council of Math Chairs found. Only a third could convert a fraction into a decimal."*Link to Original Source

## CUNY is making it unnecessarily complicated (Score:1)

Also 90% out of a 100 students would be fewer people, I think.

## Re: (Score:1)

It WOULD be fewer people. Exactly half as many.

## CUNY Algebra Test Fails English (Score:2)

"Which of the following expressions represents the product of 3 less

thattwice X and 2 more than the quantity 3 times X"that != than