## The ratio of girls to boys in the sixth grade is 2:5. If there are a TOTAL of 280 students in the sixth grade, how many of the students are

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The ratio of girls to boys in the sixth grade is 2:5. If there are a TOTAL of 280 students in the sixth grade, how many of the students are boys?

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6 months 2021-07-31T04:09:25+00:00 2 Answers 12 views 0

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Step-by-step explanation:

let an age =x

girls =2x

boys =5x

2x+5x=280

7x=280

x=280/7

x=40

5×40

200

2×40

80

### then add both boys + girls = total student let’s check

200+80=280

hence proved

4×30+5×30=120+150=270

Step-by-step explanation:

For every 4 boys there are 5 girls and 9 students at the school. So that means that 49 of the students are boys. 49 of the total number of students is 120 students:

49×?=120

If 49 the number of students is 120, then 14 of 120 is 19 of the total number of students. In other words, 14×120=30 is 19 the total number of students. Then 9 times this amount will give the total number of students:

9×30=270

So there is a total of 270 students at the school. Note that this is equivalent to finding the answer to the division problem:Students can multiply the numbers in the first row by 10 to get the second row, and then double that amount to get the third row. Adding the entries in the second and third row gives the fourth row that has the solution.

Alternatively, since 120÷4=30, students can just multiply the numbers in the first row by 30 to get the values in the fourth row.

In every row, we can see that the fraction of the students that are boys is 49.

looking at the last row, we can see that the total number of students will be 4×30+5×30=120+150=270