Let x represent one student. Then 5x represents the number of passing students and 4x represents the number of failing students. An equation can be written: 5x + 4x = 216. Solving this equation, x = 24. Therefore, one hundred twenty (or 5*24) students passed; and 96 (4*24) students failed Professor Schaben's class during the semester.

Poisyn L.

asked • 05/10/19# proportion question

Professor Schaben has a ratio of passing students to failing students of 5 to 4. One semester, she had a total of 216 students. **Use a proportion** to show many students passed and how many failed. Write your answer in a complete sentence.

Follow
•
2

Add comment

More

Report

## 1 Expert Answer

## Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

Ask a question for free

Get a free answer to a quick problem.

Most questions answered within 4 hours.

#### OR

Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.