Posted by panda on .
Ok, the problem says:
a Middle school has 125 6th graders, 150 7th graders, and 100 8th graders. Which statement is NOT true?
a. the ratio of 6th graders to 7th graders is 5 to 6.
b. the ratio of 8th graders to 7th graders is 3:2.
c. the ratio of 6th graders to students in all three grades is 1:3.
d. the ratio of 8th graders to students in all 3 grades is 4 to 15.

math  helper, Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 10:23pm
b. 8th:7th = 2:3

math  Ms. Sue, Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 10:24pm
Are you supposed to solve these problems like this?
Cross multiply and solve for x.
a.
125/150 = x/6
150x = 750
x = 750/150
x = 5 
math  panda, Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 10:28pm
Thank you helper so much!!!!:)