# Algebra

The ratio of North American butterflies to South American butterflies is 5:3. The ratio to South American butterflies to European butterflies is 3:2. There are 30 North American butterflies at the butterfly park. Question A. How many South American butterflies are there? B. How many European butterflies are there? Please help answer both questions. Thx

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1. NA : SA = 5 : 3 , SA : E = 3 : 2

So, NA : SA : E = 5 : 3 : 2 = 5x : 3x : 2x

given: NA = 30
5x = 30
x = 6

then NA = 30
SA = 18
E = 12

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2. I don't understand what the answer is

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3. Actually what are you saying the answer is?

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4. U don't make since why u put all them x's it look can't even cheat off my homework

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5. *work* blah blah * Answer: 18 South American and 12 European butterflies

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6. What does 6 stand for

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7. Why you putting all t hu use numbers.... we not trying to figure out how to fly a rocket

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8. a toe

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