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# At a certain college, there are 3 female students for every 2 male

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At a certain college, there are 3 female students for every 2 male students. There are 300 students at the college. How many male students are there at this college?
A. 60
B. 120
C. 180
D. 240
E. 300

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01 Nov 2018, 09:33
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Ratio of F:M=3/2 - F=3M/2
F+M=300
3M/2 + M =300
5M=600
M=120
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01 Nov 2018, 10:16
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At a certain college, there are 3 female students for every 2 male students. There are 300 students at the college. How many male students are there at this college?
A. 60
B. 120
C. 180
D. 240
E. 300

3F+2M= 300 I.E. 5X=300, X = 60

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04 Nov 2018, 18:06
Baten80 wrote:
At a certain college, there are 3 female students for every 2 male students. There are 300 students at the college. How many male students are there at this college?
A. 60
B. 120
C. 180
D. 240
E. 300

The ratio of females to males is 3 : 2, or 3x : 2x. We can create the equation:

3x + 2x = 300

5x = 300

x = 60, so there are 2 * 60 = 120 male students.

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