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  • 2 years ago

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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  1. tigerlily012
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    Choices: 80 89 11.25 10

  2. tigerlily012
    • 2 years ago
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    I think it is 89

  3. satellite73
    • 2 years ago
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    no it is not that

  4. tigerlily012
    • 2 years ago
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    oh, ok...ill go over it again

  5. satellite73
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    8 to 1 means for every nine that voted in favor, 8 voted for it and 1 against

  6. LordHades
    • 2 years ago
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    8/9 * 90 = 80

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

  8. satellite73
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    what i mean to say is that for every 9 that VOTED , 8 voted for and 1 voted against

  9. satellite73
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    so by the same ratio, if 90 voted, then 80 voted for and 10 voted against

  10. tigerlily012
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    oh ok @satellite73

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

  12. tigerlily012
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    ok!!! :)

  13. tigerlily012
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    thank you so much! :) <3

  14. satellite73
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    and if 45 voted, then 40 voted for it and 5 against etc

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

  16. tcarroll010
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    You're welcome!

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