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In a theather, the ratio of boys to girls is 3: 4 (this means 3 boys for every 4 girls). If there are 24 boys in the theater, how many girls are in the theater ?
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amistre64
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3:4
*8
24:g ; g has to be 32
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How did you get 8 ?
amistre64
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becasue it says its a ratio of 3:4 and that 3 turns into 24 tells me they scaled it by 8
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thank-you !
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youre welcome
anetika
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we can equate ratio's
3 / 4 =24 / x ; let consider x = number of girls
so x=( 24 * 4 / 3) = 32