anonymous
  • anonymous
The sixth grade class has 325 students; the ratio was 24 boys to 26 girls. Out of the 325 students, how many boys are there? please explain to me how you do this!!
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anonymous
  • anonymous
24:26 boys is the ratio
anonymous
  • anonymous
not the ratio! how many boys there are!
anonymous
  • anonymous
therefore if u simplify that ratio by dividing by 2 ull get 12:13. Now the total no.of boys is 12/13+12*325 =12/25*325=156boys

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anonymous
  • anonymous
u understand
anonymous
  • anonymous
nope
anonymous
  • anonymous
i got 168
anonymous
  • anonymous
well thats my best only answer as far as my experience
S
  • S
x = boys 26x/24 = girls So, x + 26x/24 = 325 24x/24 + 26x/24 = 325 50x/24 = 325 50x = 325 * 24 50x = 7800 x = 7800 / 50 x = 156 - boys 26x/24 = 26*156/24 = 169 - girls
anonymous
  • anonymous
Set a proprtion 25 students - 12 boys 325 students - x boys \[x=\frac{325*12}{25}=156 boys \]
anonymous
  • anonymous
thx! this really helps!
anonymous
  • anonymous
You are welcome. Glad to help.

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