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The residents of a city voted on whether to raise property taxes. The ratio of yes votes to no votes was 5 to 8. If there were 2660 yes votes, what was the total number of votes?
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nevermind i got the answer it was 6916
ratio of yes votes to no votes = 5 : 8
total number of parts = 5 + 8 = 13
Number of yes votes= 2660 (5 parts out of 13)
Let x be the number of total votes.
5/13 of x = 2660
(5/13)x = 2660
5x = 2660 * 13
x = (2660 * 13)/5
x = 6916
Hence the number of total votes is 6916.
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