The answer is 24 and I know that because I used a step by step process to find it out. First, I looked at the question and first clue and the saw that four people preferred the Splitleaf Philodendren so I wrote down 4 in that section. The next clue said that onethird of everyone surveyed preferred the most popular plant, the Venus Flytrap. Next, I saw that clue number 3 only half as many preferred the Splitleaf Philodendren as preferred the Venus Flytrap. Then, clue #4 said the number of people who preferred the African Violet was the same as the number that preferred the Boston Fern. So, I wrote AV=BF. There were only four choices; each person had to choose only one of the four.
I figured this problem out by first, knowing that the Splitleaf Philodendron was the favorite of four people, and it's also half of the Venus Fly Trap. Which means that it's eight people's favorite. Also, sense that it's onethird of people's favorite multiply it by three which gives you twentyfour and that's the total! Because the total is twentyfour, and the African Violet and Boston Fern are onefourth of the total, they're both four. Lastminute checking: (4+6+6+8=24)
In this problem, i figured out the awnser by first finding out that only 4 people liked the SplitLeaf Philodendron, which is have of the Venus Fly Trap (8). Then i did 8+4=12, and the other two plats had to be half of the 12, so the Boston Fern and the African Violet were 6 each. 6+6=12, 12+12=24.
24 poeple took the survey.
I figured the guestion out by folowing the directions step by step and having the group talk. I used clue number #5 to triple the number because, of clue #3. Then I used all of the other clues to see who voted for what. 24 people voted in all.
 Boston Fern6 people
 Venus Fly Trap8 people
 Split Leaf Philopendron4 people
 African Violet6 people
That is my method to figuring that out and the answer and how many people voted.
I know that the answer is 24 because the split leaf philodendron has 4 people who like it, and clue 3 says that Only half as many preferred the Splitleaf philodendron as preferred the Venus Flytrap, so 4+4=8, next I saw clue 2. Onethird of everyone surveyed preferred the most popular plant, the Venus Flytrap, so I multiplied 8x3=24, and got 24.
