# The ratio of male alligators to fermale alligators is three to two. If there is a total of 275 alligators, how many female alligators are there?

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Dec 10, 2016

#### Explanation:

Sum the 'parts' of the ratio 3:2

#"That is " 3 + 2 = 5"parts"# To find 1 part, divide 275 by 5

#rArr275÷5" or " 275/5=55larr" 1 part"#

#"2 parts " =2xx55=110" and 3 parts " =3xx55=165#

#" Hence there are " 110" female alligators and " 165" male"#