# Math Help - Proportion

1. ## Proportion

A restaurant owner is told, to keep his license, the ratio of his liquor sales to food sales cannot exceed 2.5:1. If the restaurant has $50,000 in food sales, how much liquor slaes can it have? Is this correct?: 2.5___50000 --- =------- 1______x therefore:2.5x=50000 x=$20,000 in liquor sales?!?

2. Originally Posted by bigstarz
A restaurant owner is told, to keep his license, the ratio of his liquor sales to food sales cannot exceed 2.5:1. If the restaurant has $50,000 in food sales, how much liquor slaes can it have?... Hello, bigstarz, I read your problem like this: Originally Posted by bigstarz ...the ratio of his liquor sales to food sales...2.5 : 1 In my opinion it means: $\frac{\mbox{liquor sales}}{\mbox{food}}=\frac{2.5}{1}$. Plug in the values you know and you'll get: $\mbox{liquor sales}=2.5 \cdot 50.000$$ $=125.000$ \$.

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EB

3. your right earboth, I should have read the instructions more carefully.