Bunuel wrote:

Omicron Publishing Corp. has 3 female employees for every 5 male employees. If the average salary for the female employees is $217,000 and Omicron pays $8,463,000 in salary to female employees, how many men work at Omicron Publishing?

A. 13

B. 26

C. 39

D. 65

E. 104

We are given that the ratio of males employees to female employees is 3 to 5 = 3x : 5x.

We are also given that the average salary for the female employees is $217,000 and Omicron pays $8,463,000 in salary to female employees.

We can create the following equation to determine x:

217,000(3x) = 8,463,000

3x = 39

x = 13

Thus, there are 5 x 13 = 65 men.

Answer: D

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