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    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

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    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

     <br />
\frac{346+y}{854-y}=\frac{1}{3}<br />


    Solve for x
    You will get
    the answer
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