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17:3

17x + 3x = 740

20x = 740

x = 37

37 * 17 = 629

37 * 3 = 111

There are 629 students and 111 faculty members.
Hi Renee;
 
17 students
3 faculty members.
 
Total above is 20.
 
17/20=0.85=85%
3/20=0.15=15%
 
740 x 0.85 = 629 students
740 x 0.15 = 111 faculty members
 
Let's check our results...
Does 0.85 + 0.15 = 1-------yes!
Does 629 + 111=740-------yes!