we have 17 students to 3 faculty members with a total of 740 how many are faculty and how many are students?

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# 2 Answers

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!