# Math

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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