# algebra

Clark wants to figure out how many pens to order for the office. There are 48 workers, and he needs to order one pen for each worker . He knows that for every six people who preferred , there are six who prefer blue . How many blue pens should he order?

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1. the ratio is 6:6, making 12 total.
48 = 12*4, so 24:24 will satisfy everyone.

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posted by Steve
2. 24 workers
8 red : 4 blue
b= the number of people who prefer blue
4/12 = b/24
4/12 = 8/24
b = 8

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