# Math Help - need help with this problem

1. ## need help with this problem

ther are 1200 officers in the police servies. there are 854 in unifourms while the rest work in plain clothes the averge ratio for a police service is 1 in clothes officers for every 3 uniform oficersto meet this average ratio how many plain clothes officers must be trasferd to uniform

how do i get this ansewer

2. Hello,
1200 are in service
854 are in uniform
1200-854=346 are not in uniform

'y' no. of officers are transfered

FROM UNIFORM TO NON UNIFORM OFFICERS

$
\frac{346+y}{854-y}=\frac{1}{3}
$

Solve for x
You will get