MATH SOLVE

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# Fifty students were eating lunch in the school cafeteria. The ratio of boys to girls was 25:25. Mrs. White asked Kym to explain what that ratio meant. Kym said it meant that 25% of the students in the cafeteria were boys. Explain why Kym is incorrect.

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Kym is wrong because the ratio means that 50% of the students in the cafeteria were boys. What are ratios?Ratio expresses the relationship between two or more numbers. It shows the number of times that one value is contained within other value. What percentage are boys?Number of boys = (25 /50) x 50 = 25 Percentage of the number of boys = (25/50) x 100 = 50%To learn more about ratios, please check: