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There are 396 persons in the theater. If the ratio of women to men in 2:3 and the ratio of men to children is 1:2, how many men are in the theater? I got 198 men
How did you get 198 men?
If the ratio of men to children is 1:2, then there would be 396 children. 396 + 198 exceeds the number of people in the theater.
Whatever this calculation is, it does not take the women present into account. |dw:1380605085504:dw|
So i did it the other way around right?
So whats the right way to do it?
Well, it's not by guessing although if you post the options we can determine the numbers that best fit the requirements of the problem.
There aren't any options
Have any ideas?
Yes, I do have some ideas.
Well this helps, thanks =D but I still have no idea how to do the problem
Why? Can you please tell me how to solve this problem
It's 12am where I am and Im really sleepy
It's going on 2 a.m. where I am. I have to re-work this problem so you catch some ZZZs, and I'll try to post a solution.
but this hw is due tommorow:/
I now have 108 men. Let x = number of women Let y = number of men Let z = number of children (x + y + z = 396) (3x = 2y) (z = 2y) ------------ Solve simultaneously. Women: 72 Men: 108 Children: 216 I am now going to work on a solution that does not involve three equations in three unknowns.
Another Solution: Ratio of W:M = 2:3 Ratio of M:C = 1:2. A ratio of 1:2 is the same as a ratio 3:6 Therefore, the extended ratio of W:M:C = 2:3:6 So, 2x + 3x + 6 x = 396 11x = 396 x = 36 Men = 3*36 = 108 ---> Number of Men @ineedyouubiebs
thank you oso much. imma go get some zzzzs's now cause im about to pass out: o
You are welcome. Catch you here later.