# The ratio of boys to girls in the Science Club is 3:5. If there are 60 girls, how many boys are there?

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Nov 18, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Express the ratio in fractional form.

Let the number of boys be x.

#rArr3/5=x/60# cross-multiply.

#rArr5x=180#

#rArrx=180/5=36# There are 36 boys in the Science Club