Posted by **Reese's** on Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 8:21pm.

At a certain college, the ratio of the men to women is 5:4. If there are 2800 men, how many women are there?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 8:24pm
Solve this equation, with x as the number of women:

5/4 as 2800/x

Cross multiply to find your answer.

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**kierra**, Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 9:44pm
5/4 as 2800/x

4x2800=11200/5=2240

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**kierra**, Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 9:48pm
just cross multipy like the numbers that arr aross from each other you multipy and the answer divided by the the third number that is by its self then you will het your answer like this one

18/20 as 9/x

20x9=180/18=10

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