Swim team members can race or dive. At a meet, 18 members race. The ratio of racers to divers is 6 : 2. How many members are on the team? Sh

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Swim team members can race or dive. At a meet, 18 members race. The ratio of racers to divers is 6 : 2. How many members are on the team? Show your work.

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King 5 months 2021-08-14T05:01:06+00:00 1 Answers 55 views 0

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    2021-08-14T05:02:23+00:00

    Answer:

    24

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Given that:

    Total number of members who race = 18

    Ratio of racers to divers = 6 : 2

    To find:

    Total number of members of the team = ?

    Solution:

    Given the ratio = 6 : 2

    As per the ratio given, we can let the number of racers = 6x

    and

    As per the ratio given, we can let the number of divers = 2x

    As the swim team members can either race or dive, we can say that:

    Total number of members on the team = Number of racers + Number of divers

    Total number of members on the team = 6x+2x=8x

    As per the question statement, we are given that:

    6x=18\\\Rightarrow x =\dfrac{18}{6}\\\Rightarrow x =3

    Therefore, total number of team members = 8 \times 3 = 24

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