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?
Stacey Warren - Expert brainly.com
Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga.
Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus.
Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
I got my questions answered at brainly.com in under 10 minutes. Go to brainly.com now for free help!
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)
Then Perez must have won 3/8 of the candidates. Let's make a variable x to find his number of candidates. \[3/8=x/120000\]
Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.
I'm confused on the changing fractions to ratios
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
I have the ratio 5:3 then I change it into the fraction 5/3 then what?