Mathematics

Question

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1. The ratio of boots to sandals in a shoe store is 8:3. If there are 245 more boots than sandals in the store, how many boots are there??

1 Answer

  • 392 boots. If you divide everything into "sets" of an unknown amount, there are 5 more "sets" of boots than sandals, also known as the 245 boots. So if you divide 245 by 5, you'll get the number of items in a "set". Then just multiply by 8 from the 8:3 ratio. If you check it, it will come out to 392 boots to 147 sandals, which I think is ridiculous since sandals are supposed to come in pairs so ¬†you should never have a odd number. But anyway, 392 - 147 = 245