donnie1999 one year ago The ratio of men to woman in a certain factory is 3 to 4. There are 228 men. How many workers are there?

1. donnie1999

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2. anonymous

the ratio means that if there are 3 men there are 4 women . and if there are 6 men there will be 8 women. so if you take that as a fraction you will get men's portion as 3/7 and you can calculate the rest

3. donnie1999

im clueless @Harindu

4. anonymous

3 : 4 228 : ? 228/3 = 76 76 x 4 = 304

5. donnie1999

incorrect :(

6. anonymous

$$\frac{3}{4} = \frac{228}{x}$$

7. anonymous

$$\frac{3}{4} \frac{228}{x}$$ Solve for x

8. anonymous

To solve this problem, you write it out as 3/4 = 228/x and then you cross multiply to get 3x=912. Then you solve for x by dividing both sides by three. This will give you the answer that x = 304. So, if there are 228 men, there are 304 women.

9. anonymous

i could of sworn it was right, sorry.