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The ratio of men to women working for a company is 3 to 5 If there are 208 employees total, how many women work for the company?
 
 

 Feb 7, 2020
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5 out of (3+5)   are women     5/ 8   x 208 =......

 Feb 7, 2020
edited by ElectricPavlov  Feb 7, 2020
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I'm not that good with ratios but I'll give it a shot:

 

3 men to 5 women:

 

We can add the variable x:

 

3x + 5x = 208

 

8x = 208

 

x = 26

 

3 * 26 = 78 men,

 

5 * 26 = 130 women.

 

Check for me, I may be wrong.

 Feb 7, 2020
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The ratio of men to women working for a company is 3 to 5 If there are 208 employees total, how many women work for the company?

 

(208 / 8) * 5 = 130 women  indecision

 Feb 7, 2020
edited by Guest  Feb 7, 2020

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