tigerlily012
The Senate passed a bill by a ratio of 8 to 1. If 90 senators voted in all, how many voted for the bill?



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tigerlily012
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Choices:
80
89
11.25
10

tigerlily012
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I think it is 89

anonymous
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no it is not that

tigerlily012
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oh, ok...ill go over it again

anonymous
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8 to 1 means for every nine that voted in favor, 8 voted for it and 1 against

LordHades
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8/9 * 90 = 80

tcarroll010
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8 to 1 gives 8/(8+1) = x/90 and then just solve for x.

anonymous
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what i mean to say is that for every 9 that VOTED , 8 voted for and 1 voted against

anonymous
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so by the same ratio, if 90 voted, then 80 voted for and 10 voted against

tigerlily012
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oh ok @satellite73

tcarroll010
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8/(8+1) = x/90 simplifies to 8/9 = x/90

tigerlily012
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ok!!! :)

tigerlily012
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thank you so much! :) <3

anonymous
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and if 45 voted, then 40 voted for it and 5 against
etc

tcarroll010
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which then gives x = (8/9)(90)

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You're welcome!