The residents of a city voted on whether to raise property taxes. The ratio of yes votes to no votes was 5 to 3. If there were 2025 no votes?

What was the total of number of votes?

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  • 1 month ago
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    So out of 8 votes, 3 were No's

    3/8 x Total = 2025 no's

    Multiply both sides by 8/3

    Total = 5,400 votes

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    not at all in my opinion

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  • 1 month ago

    2025 votes / 3 = 675 votes then 675 votes x 8 = 5,400 votes.

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  • sepia
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The residents of a city voted on whether to raise property taxes. 

    The ratio of yes votes to no votes was 5 to 3. 

    If there were 2025 no votes, the total of number of votes was 5400.

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  • 1 month ago

    The residents of a city voted on whether to raise property taxes. 

    The ratio of yes votes to no votes was 5 to 3. 

    If there were 2025 no votes,the total of number of votes was 5400.

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  • 1 month ago

    There are 3 parts No votes for every 5 parts Yes votes.  So that's 3+5=8 parts total.

    Put another way 5/8 of the total votes are Yes, and 3/8 are No.  Putting that last part into an equation, whre t is the total number of votes, and n is the number of No votes,

    n = 3/8 * t

    8n = 3t

    8/3 * n = t ; but we know n to be 2025

    8/3 * 2025 = t

    and so forth, as others have shown.

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  • 1 month ago

    If there were 3 no votes for every 8 votes so the ratio of no votes to any vote is:

    3/8

    Then set that equal to another ratio of 2025 no votes to an unknown number of total votes:

    2025/x

    Set them equal and solve for x:

    3/8 = 2025/x

    3x = 16200

    x = 5400 votes total

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  • Hockey
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    3 no votes for every 5 yes votes. So 2025 is 3/5 of the number of yes votes.

    5/3*2025 equals 3375 yes votes.

    So total number of votes is 3375 plus 2025 is 5400 votes.

    But it is time for you to tell us at what point in time this simple sum is where you fail to grasp it, perhaps then we can really help you.

  • 1 month ago

    Let 5k be the number of yes votes.

    Then, the number of no votes = 3k

    and the total number of votes = 5k + 3k = 8k

    Number of no votes:

    3k = 2025

    k = 675

    Total number of votes = 8 × 675 = 5300

  • David
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Total number of votes: 2025 times 8/3 = 5400

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