# There are 250 boys and 150 girls in a school, if 60% of the boys and 40% of the girls play football,

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There are 250 boys and 150 girls in a school, if 60% of the boys and 40% of the girls play football, what percentage of the school play football

First calculate total students:
Total students = Boys + Girls
Total students = 250 + 150
Total students = 400

Calculate the boys that play football:
Boys playing football = 60% * 250
Boys playing football = 150

Calculate the girls that play football:
Girls playing football = 40% * 150
Girls playing football = 60

Calculate total people playing football:
Total people playing football = Boys playing football + Girls playing football
Total people playing football = 150 + 60
Total people playing football = 210

Calculate percentage of the school playing football (P):
P = 100% * Total people playing football / Total Students
P = 100% * 210/400
P = 100% * 0.525
P = 52.5%