# 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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- Jim MoorLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
So out of 8 votes, 3 were No's

3/8 x Total = 2025 no's

Multiply both sides by 8/3

Total = 5,400 votes

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- Anonymous1 month ago
not at all in my opinion

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- MICHAEL KLv 71 month ago
2025 votes / 3 = 675 votes then 675 votes x 8 = 5,400 votes.

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- sepiaLv 71 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.

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- KrishnamurthyLv 71 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.

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- roderick_youngLv 71 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.

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- llafferLv 71 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

x = 5400 votes total

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- HockeyLv 61 month ago
3 no votes for every 5 yes votes. So 2025 is 3/5 of the number of yes votes.

5/3*2025 equals 3375 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.

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- Roman1 month agoReport
I mean but who asked solely you to come and give you and only you and your input?

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- 冷眼旁觀Lv 61 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

Number of no votes:

3k = 2025

k = 675

Total number of votes = 8 × 675 = 5300

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