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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?

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  1. sepeario
    • one year ago
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    Essentially 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)

  2. sepeario
    • one year ago
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    Then Perez must have won 3/8 of the candidates. Let's make a variable x to find his number of candidates. \[3/8=x/120000\]

  3. sepeario
    • one year ago
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    Can you simplify that and solve for x?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I'm confused on the changing fractions to ratios

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @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_convert-fraction-ratio.html

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I have the ratio 5:3 then I change it into the fraction 5/3 then what?

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    im not sure of the rest of the equation sorry-_-

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