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    I am sure this is so easy to many of you and I thank you for your patience in my ineptness of this subjebt. And thank you for your time and help. Three hundred twenty boys and four hundred girls crowded into the assembly. A) What fraction of the students in the assembly were boys?
    B) What was the ratio of girls to boys in the assembly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by minnie View Post
    I am sure this is so easy to many of you and I thank you for your patience in my ineptness of this subjebt. And thank you for your time and help. Three hundred twenty boys and four hundred girls crowded into the assembly. A) What fraction of the students in the assembly were boys?
    B) What was the ratio of girls to boys in the assembly?
    Hello minnie,

    320 = # of boys

    400 = # of girls
    -----
    720 = # students

    [a] \frac{boys}{students}=\frac{320}{720}=. Now reduce the fraction to lowest terms.

    [B] \frac{girls}{boys}=\frac{400}{320}=. Now reduce the fraction to lowest terms.
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