# Suppose a news story about the Super Bowl claims "Men outnumbered women in the stadium by a ratio of 9 to 5." Haru thinks that this means there were 14 people in the stadiumâ€” 9 men and 5 women. Is this true?

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It could be true. Objectively.

#### Explanation:

The ratio of "9 to 5" means that there are 9 men for every 5 women. If there are 14 people because there are 9 men and 5 women, you have proved the ratio correct.

However, I'm pretty sure that the Super Bowl would have more people in the stadium. So it's **more likely that the ratio of men to women is equivalent to a multiple of**

An example: 4,500 men to 2,500 women can be simplified:

It is not true.

#### Explanation:

The average attendance of a Super Bowl game over the past

https://www.sportingcharts.com/articles/nfl/super-bowl-attendance-by-the-numbers.aspx

The ratio of men to women of

If we divide the total number of spectators by

no. of females

no. of males