Roman asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 1 month ago

# The residents of a city voted on whether to raise property taxes. The ratio of yes votes to no votes was 5 to 3. If there were 2025 no votes?

What was the total of number of votes?

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• 1 month ago

So out of 8 votes, 3 were No's

3/8 x Total = 2025 no's

Multiply both sides by 8/3

• Anonymous
1 month ago

not at all in my opinion

• 1 month ago

• sepia
Lv 7
1 month ago

The residents of a city voted on whether to raise property taxes.

The ratio of yes votes to no votes was 5 to 3.

If there were 2025 no votes, the total of number of votes was 5400.

• 1 month ago

The residents of a city voted on whether to raise property taxes.

The ratio of yes votes to no votes was 5 to 3.

If there were 2025 no votes,the total of number of votes was 5400.

• 1 month ago

There are 3 parts No votes for every 5 parts Yes votes.  So that's 3+5=8 parts total.

Put another way 5/8 of the total votes are Yes, and 3/8 are No.  Putting that last part into an equation, whre t is the total number of votes, and n is the number of No votes,

n = 3/8 * t

8n = 3t

8/3 * n = t ; but we know n to be 2025

8/3 * 2025 = t

and so forth, as others have shown.

• 1 month ago

If there were 3 no votes for every 8 votes so the ratio of no votes to any vote is:

3/8

Then set that equal to another ratio of 2025 no votes to an unknown number of total votes:

2025/x

Set them equal and solve for x:

3/8 = 2025/x

3x = 16200

• Hockey
Lv 6
1 month ago

3 no votes for every 5 yes votes. So 2025 is 3/5 of the number of yes votes.

So total number of votes is 3375 plus 2025 is 5400 votes.

But it is time for you to tell us at what point in time this simple sum is where you fail to grasp it, perhaps then we can really help you.

• 1 month ago

Let 5k be the number of yes votes.

Then, the number of no votes = 3k

and the total number of votes = 5k + 3k = 8k

3k = 2025

k = 675

Total number of votes = 8 × 675 = 5300

• David
Lv 7
1 month ago

Total number of votes: 2025 times 8/3 = 5400