Posted by Shelly on .
in the local coed softball league, the male to female ratio is 6:6. If there are 160 players in the league, how many are female?
I know the answer is 80. but how the heck do I set up the problem correctly?

math  really easy 
bobpursley,
well, change the ratio to male:total
that is 6:12
6/12 =males/160
and you solve that.
Then, females=160males.