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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?

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Re: At Company Y, the ratio of the number of female employees to [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2017, 05:55
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Let us assume the number of male employees to be x and number of female employees to be y.

Now given that number of female employees to male employees is 3 to 2.

Hence we can say that

\(\frac{y}{x} = \frac{3}{2}\)

Also given number of female employees = 150.

So \(\frac{y}{x} = \frac{3}{2}\) becomes \(\frac{150}{x} = \frac{3}{2}\)

Solving for x we get x =100.

Hence number of male employees is 100.
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Re: At Company Y, the ratio of the number of female employees [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2017, 10:27
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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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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?

enter your value

[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

Answer: 100

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Re: At Company Y, the ratio of the number of female employees to [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2020, 05:57
F:M
3:2
or 3x + 2x = 5x

Total females: 150
Ratio of females: 3x
so 3x = 150
x = 50

Ratio of males: 2x = 2 * 50 = 100
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