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There are three hundred students at Mackenzie Middle School in Brain City. If 57% of the students are female, what is the ratio of female students to male students? Answer in lowest terms

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  1. First, calculate 57% of 300.

    57/100 = x/300

    x = 171

    For 171 female students, there are 129 male students.

    171:129

    Now, you see that both these numbers are divisible by 3.

    In lowest terms, this is:

    57:43

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  2. good answer, but a lot of work.
    If 57% are female, 43% are male, so the ratio is

    57:43

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    posted by Steve
  3. Oh, I completely forgot I can do that! Yes, Steve's method is much faster.

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