The residents of a city voted on whether to raise property taxes. The ratio of yes votes to no votes was 5 to 7. If there were 5964 no votes, what was the total number of votes?(edited)
No votes are 7 out of 12 yes votes are 5 out of 12
7/12 = 5964 votes
total votes = 5964 * 12/7 = 10224 total votes
We can set up variables: 7x=5964, 12x=5964/7*12=10224 total votes.