Ratio
problems: 16



To
solve these ratio problems,
1. Add the ratio numbers.
2. Divide the
total being shared by the ratio number total.
3. Multiply the
result obtained in step 2 by the number required.


1.

Meg
died and left $40,000 to her 3 children, Juan, George, and Kay in the ratio of 13:6:1, respectively.
How much is George’s share? a.  $240,000.00  c.  $12,000.00  b.  $2,000.00  d.  $26,000.00     


2.

There
were 28 people at a board meeting. If the ratio of men to women was 4:3, how many men were at the
meeting?


3.

At a
certain corporation. the ratio of clerical workers to executives is 7 to 2. If a total of 81 people
work for that corporation, how many are executives?


4.

In
2003 there were 720 crimes committed in the 7th precinct. These crimes involved theft, rape, and
drugs in the ratio of 4:2:3. How many crimes involved theft?


5.

Meg
died and left $80,000 to her 3 children, Juan, George, and Kay in the ratio of 13:6:1, respectively.
How much is George’s share? a.  $65,000.00  c.  $52,000.00  b.  $24,000.00  d.  $4,000.00     


6.

Jerry’s pulse rate is 17 beats every 15 seconds. What is his rate in beats per
minute?



CAR AND TRUCK
SALES   Arnie  Bob  Caleb  Debbie  Ed  Week 1  7  5  0  8  7  Week 2  4  4  9  5  4  Week 3  6  8  8  8  6  Week 4  5  9  7  6  8       
Table 1
Use the table above to calculate the answers to
questions 710
Average = Mean; Found by adding all numbers in a set then dividing by
the number of numbers.
Mode = the
number occurring most frequently in a given set of numbers. (most likely
number)
Median = middle number.
If there is an
even number of numbers, add the 2 middle numbers and divide by 2.


7.

The
monthly sales award is given to the sales associate with the highest weekly average for the month.
Who won the award in the month shown in table 1 above? a.  Ed  c.  Arnie  b.  Debbie  d.  Caleb     


8.

What
was the average weekly sales figure for ALL these sales associates in the month shown in table
1 above?


9.

What
was the most likely weekly sales figure (mode) for these sales associates in the month shown in table
1 above?


10.

Which
sales associate made the median number of sales for the month shown in table 1
above?
