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lauren101

  • 4 years ago

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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  1. A_Level_Student
    • 4 years ago
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    24:26 boys is the ratio

  2. lauren101
    • 4 years ago
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    not the ratio! how many boys there are!

  3. A_Level_Student
    • 4 years ago
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    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

  4. A_Level_Student
    • 4 years ago
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    u understand

  5. lauren101
    • 4 years ago
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    nope

  6. lauren101
    • 4 years ago
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    i got 168

  7. A_Level_Student
    • 4 years ago
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    well thats my best only answer as far as my experience

  8. S
    • 4 years ago
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    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

  9. MarinaDL
    • 4 years ago
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    Set a proprtion 25 students - 12 boys 325 students - x boys \[x=\frac{325*12}{25}=156 boys \]

  10. lauren101
    • 4 years ago
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    thx! this really helps!

  11. MarinaDL
    • 4 years ago
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    You are welcome. Glad to help.

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