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# Dropouts

A language school reports that:

• 75% of students starting a French course have never been to France.

• Of the students who have never been to France, 60% graduate.

• Of the students who have visited France before, 70% graduate.

What percentage of the students who graduate had never been to France?

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A language school reports that:

• 75% of students starting a French course have never been to France.

• Of the students who have never been to France, 60% graduate.

• Of the students who have visited France before, 70% graduate.

What percentage of the students who graduate had never been to France?

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