Multi step word problems involving multplication of fractions

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There were 

 runners to start a race. In the first half of the race, 1/3 of them dropped out. In the second half of the race, 2/3 of the remaining runners dropped out. How many runners finished the race?
Aug 1st, 2015

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Total runners = 72

Runners dropped in the first half= (1/3) of 72 =(1/3)*72= 24

Runners remaining for second half = 72 - 24 = 48

Runners dropped in the second half = (2/3) of 48= (2/3)*48= 32

Therefore,

Runners who finished the race = 48 - 32 = 16

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