# The ratio of boys to girls in a class is 2:4. If there are 24 students total in the class, how many of them are boys?

##### 2 Answers

There are

#### Explanation:

Firstly, we can simplify the ratio of boys to girls to

Then, to find out how many students each ratio represents, we add up

By dividing

So ONE ratio is equal to

For the girls, simply multiply

Check:

#### Explanation:

Multiply every number by

If two boys and four girls gives a class size of six, then keeping the

An easy way to think of it is in fractions

but

then you can just divide by

Just divide

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