# maths

40 learners are going on a tour,the ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls is 3:2 how many boys are there in the group?

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1. Three out of every five are boys.

3/5 = x/40

multiply both sides by 40

8 * 3 = x

x = 24

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that means 40 - 24 = 16 are girls
24/16 = 12/8 = 3/2 sure enough

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