Posted by **megan** on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 9:19pm.

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

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, November 11, 2013 at 9:21pm
m = male

Cross multiply and solve for m.

2/8 = m/72

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**megan**, Monday, November 11, 2013 at 9:25pm
18?

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, November 11, 2013 at 9:38pm
Right.

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**katie**, Monday, November 11, 2013 at 9:45pm
Thank you so much Ms. Sue! You have been so much help :)

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, November 11, 2013 at 9:48pm
You're very welcome.

But after this, please use the same name for your posts.

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