# SOLUTION: 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?

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 Question 215571: 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? Answer by drj(1380)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!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 or Step 3. Given, , then . 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. For FREE Step-By-Step videos in Introduction to Algebra, please visit http://www.FreedomUniversity.TV/courses/IntroAlgebra and for Trigonometry visit http://www.FreedomUniversity.TV/courses/Trigonometry. Good luck in your studies! Respectfully, Dr J