# Math Help - percents

1. ## percents

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?

2. Originally Posted by minnie
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
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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.