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At Company Y, the ratio of the number of female employees

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At Company Y, the ratio of the number of female employees [#permalink]  22 Nov 2017, 10:24
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At Company Y, the ratio of the number of female employees to the number of male employees is 3 to 2. If there are 150 female employees at the company, how many male employees are there at the company?

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
100

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Re: At Company Y, the ratio of the number of female employees [#permalink]  22 Nov 2017, 10:27
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Explanation

Using the unknown multiplier we do have$$\frac{F}{M} = \frac{3}{2}$$

Which means that F = 3x = 150 >>>>>>> $$x = 50$$

Male are 2x from this $$2*50 = 100$$
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Re: At Company Y, the ratio of the number of female employees [#permalink]  02 May 2018, 06:37
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At Company Y, the ratio of the number of female employees to the number of male employees is 3 to 2. If there are 150 female employees at the company, how many male employees are there at the company?

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
100

We can solve this using equivalent ratios

Let M = number of male employees

We can write: 3/2 = 150/M
Cross multiply to get: 3M = (2)(150)
Simplify to get: 3M = 300
Solve: M = 100

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