# math - really easy

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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 -

well, change the ratio to male:total
that is 6:12

6/12 =males/160
and you solve that.
Then, females=160-males.

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