Posted by **Rmz** on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 3:27pm.

the ratio of males to females in a college class is 2:6. if there are 72 students in the class, how many are males?

is it 36 males?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 3:29pm
36 males is 1/2 the class.

But your problem states that the ratio is 2:6 or 1:3.

Please try again.

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**Rmz**, Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 3:35pm
ok I see, so then it would be 24 males

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 3:42pm
nope. If it is 24 males, then females should be 3x or 72. That wont work at all.

2:6 means 8 parts. Divide 72 by 8

2 parts are male

6 parts are notmale

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