sandy wrote:

A manufacturing company has plants in three locations: Indonesia, Mexico, and Pakistan. The company has 6,000 employees, and each of the employees works at only one of the plants. If \(\frac{3}{8}\) of the employees work at the plant in Indonesia and if twice as many employees work at the plant in Mexico as work at the plant in Pakistan, how many employees work at the plant in

Mexico?

Explanation3/8 of the employees work at the plant in Indonesia3/8 of 6000 = (3/8)(6000) = 2250

So,

2250 = number of employees in Indonesia

Twice as many employees work at the plant in Mexico as work at the plant in PakistanLet

P = number of employees in Pakistan

So,

2P = number of employees in Mexico

There are

6000 employees in TOTAL.

So,

2250 +

P +

2P = 6000

Solve, to get

P = 1250This means that

2P = 2500Answer: 2500

Cheers,

Brent

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Brent Hanneson – Creator of greenlighttestprep.com

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