Topic: Please helps figure out how to solve this problem by finding equivalent ratios?
December 13, 2019 / By Adamina Question:
Hi, here is the Math problem that my daughter needs help with: Last summer, at Camp Okey-Fun-Okey, the ratio of the number of boy campers to the number of girl campers was 8:7. If there were a total of 195 campers, how many boy campers were there? How many girl campers?
I know the answer is 104 boy campers and 91 girl campers but my daughter and I are not coming up with this answer. Can someone please help? Thank you.
Tahath | 3 days ago
8 boys to 7 girls. You can also say 8 boys out of 15 campers.
8*195 = 15x
1560 = 15x
104 = x
8 out of 15 students are boys.
8:15 = x:195
104 boys, 195-104 = how many girls.