At a small college, the ratio of men to women is 9:4. If there are presently 720 women, how manyadditional women would it take to reduce the ratio of men to women to 2:1.

Guest Aug 28, 2020

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First, we need to find how many men there are *currently*.

We begin by dividing 720 by 4 = __180__

Knowing that, we finally have our "scale factor".

To find how many men there are currently, we multiply 180 * 9 = __1620__

To find out how many women we need, we divide 1620 by 2 = 810.

Additional women: 810 - 720 = **90.**

A really weird ratio, considering that more women go to college than men (not being biased, just statistics)...but anyways, I guess they went to different colleges!

:)

ilorty Aug 28, 2020