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The ratio of men to women at a certain company is 3:5 . How many male employees does the company have if there are 112 employees?
Step 1. Let
where x is the number of males and y is the number of females.
Step 2. If
, then this leads to
Step 3. Given,
. Solving for x yields the following steps:
Multiply 3 to both sides of equation to get rid of denominator
Divide by 8 to both sides of the equation
Step 4. There are 42 males and 70 females as employees.
I hope the above steps were helpful.
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