## anonymous one year ago PLEASE CHECK IF MY ANSWERS CORRECT 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?

1. anonymous

am sorry don't know

2. anonymous

$\frac{ 5 }{ 8 } = \frac{ 2660 }{ x }$ $5x = 2660 \times 8$ $x = \frac{ 2660 \times 8 }{ 5}$ $x = 4256$

3. anonymous

one min.

4. anonymous

nevermind i got the answer it was 6916

5. anonymous

ok good

6. anonymous

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. sorry got a bit busy :)

7. anonymous

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