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anonymous
 one year ago
A total of 120,000 votes were cast for 2 opposing
candidates, Garcia and Pérez. If Garcia won by a ratio
of 5 to 3, what was the number of votes cast for Pérez?
anonymous
 one year ago
A total of 120,000 votes were cast for 2 opposing candidates, Garcia and Pérez. If Garcia won by a ratio of 5 to 3, what was the number of votes cast for Pérez?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Essentially you want to convert the ratios into fractions. If Garcia won by a ratio of 5:3, then he must have won 5/8 of the total candidates. (because 5+3=8)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Then Perez must have won 3/8 of the candidates. Let's make a variable x to find his number of candidates. \[3/8=x/120000\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you simplify that and solve for x?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm confused on the changing fractions to ratios

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@minisweet4 Instructions Write the numerator of the fraction. Write a colon (":"). Write the denominator of the fraction. Rewrite the numerator, colon and denominator in simplified terms if necessary. For example, if you have the fraction 5/10, you can convert this to the ratio of 5:10. You can then divide both numbers by 5 to get a simplified ratio of 1:2. The ratio can also be written as "1 to 2." Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_8430467_convertfractionratio.html

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I have the ratio 5:3 then I change it into the fraction 5/3 then what?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im not sure of the rest of the equation sorry_
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