Algebra problem - set up done - quick guidance
posted by Nik H. .
The ratio of men to women at a certain company is 3 to 5. How many employees does the company have if there are 36 male employees?
Should I set the problem up this way:
x=60 male employees?
You are on the right track. The problem states that the company has 36 male employees. I think you intended to say x=60 FEMALE employees.
Now you know the number of male employees and the number of female employees. Add the 2 numbers to get the total employees.
3x -6 = -27