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Posted by on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 7:05pm.

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?

  • Algebra problem - set up done - quick guidance - , Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 7:16pm

    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.

  • Algebra problem - set up done - quick guidance - , Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 7:19pm

    awesome thanks!

  • Algebra problem - set up done - quick guidance - , Friday, October 19, 2007 at 9:26pm

    3x -6 = -27

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