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## Suppose a theater cast has 28 actors, 8 of whom are men. Express the ratio of men to women in simplified rational form.

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Suppose a theater cast has 28 actors, 8 of whom are men. Express the ratio of men to women in simplified rational form.

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Total actors = 28

8 actors are men so the number of women who are actresses will be

Total actors – male actors

Female actors = 28 – 8 = 20

The ratio of men to women = 8 : 20

To simplify, decrease ratio to its simplest form. The lowest common factor of both numbers is 2. Divide both sides by 2 until it can be divided no more

8 : 20 = 4 : 10 = 2 : 5

The ratio of men to women in simplified rational form is 2 : 5

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