Posted by **kamal** on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 4:47pm.

fifteen out of 25 students in Mrs. Smith's class are boys. what is the ratio of boys to girls?

i put 1 to 6. is that right?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 4:50pm
Nope.

25 - 15 = 10

15/10 = 3 to 2

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**Jen**, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 4:51pm
There are 15 boys. Out of 25 students, that means there are 10 girls. Reduce 15/10 for your answer.

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**raluca**, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 4:57pm
15/25= 25-15= 10 girls

> 10:15

15/25= 25-10= 15 boys

10 divided by 5 = 2

15 divided by 5 = 3

the answer is 2:3

I think...

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**Jen**, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 4:59pm
No, Raluca, it's 3:2.

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 5:00pm
The problem states that there are more boys to girls. The student is to find the ratio of BOYS to GIRLS.

Raluca got it backwards. There are 3 boys for every 2 girls.

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