Algebra problem  set up done  quick guidance
posted by Nik H. on .
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:
3/5=36/x
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. 
awesome thanks!

3x 6 = 27