Posted by **sammy** on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 7:36pm.

The ratio of staff to patients at Lakeview is 8 to 7. If total staff plus patients is 1575 people,

how many staff are at Lakeview?

help me get started on how to solve this

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**Marth**, Monday, July 20, 2009 at 7:59pm
The ratio of staff to patients is 8:7. The total is 1575.

Add 8+7 = 15, and divide the total by the total of the ratio.

1575/15 = 105

Now multiply 103 by 8 to find the number of staff: 840

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**DrBob222**, Monday, July 20, 2009 at 8:00pm
Let s = # staff

let p = # patients

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s/p = 8/7

s+p= 1575

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Two equations; two unknowns.

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