Free help with homework

Why join Brainly?

  • ask questions about your assignment
  • get answers with explanations
  • find similar questions

In a party, males and females are in the ratio 5 : 2. If there are 450 more males than the females then how many females are there in the party?



Let the no. of males be 5a. the no. of women be 2a. there are 450 more males in the party.

=> 2a+450=5a


a=450/3 =150.

no of females is 2a=2x150 =300
0 0 0
Let the numbers of males be 5 x
and the females be 2 x
but there are 450 more males than the females
we can write th eequation as
adding -2 x on both sides
dividing both sides by 3
hence the number of females is
and the males is 5x
0 0 0
The Brain
  • The Brain
  • Helper
Not sure about the answer?
Learn more with Brainly!
Having trouble with your homework?
Get free help!
  • 80% of questions are answered in under 10 minutes
  • Answers come with explanations, so that you can learn
  • Answer quality is ensured by our experts