# math

posted by Anonymous

ratio of 3/2 boys and girls 12 boys in class how must girls is

1. Ms. Sue

2. Steve

apparently there are 3 boys for every 2 girls

given 12 boys, that makes 3*4 boys
so, there are 2*4 = 8 girls

surely the problem was not expressed in such vague and inaccurate language. Why not just copy it as it was written?

3. hannah

There were 12 boys and 18 girls in a class. Then, 3 more boys joined
the class and 2 girls left. What is the ratio of the number of boys to
the number of girls in the class now?

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