[Grammar] How to say "3 of 10 things" correctly

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terrenziqq

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1. three out of every ten students
2. three of every ten students
The first one is a sentence in an article.
I just wonder if the second one is also correct to English native speakers. (Is the "out" really necessary?)
Are there other ways to say?
Thanks a lot.
 

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We normally use 'out of'. You can omit the 'out' of you are talking about a specific mumber, rather than a fraction/percentage:

Only four of the twelve people questioned had actually seen the explosion.
 
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