# 40%of a population of a town are men and 39%are women.If the number of children is 12,600 find the total population?

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by rishi4

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So the ratio of men to children is 40/21

Set x = the number of men

cross products gives us

21x = 40*12600

21x = 504000

divide each side by 21

x = 24000

given 40% are men and 39% are women so children will be 100-(40+39)=21

let x be the total no of men

by ratio proportion we have

21/40=12600/x

so x=12600x40/21=24000 men