# 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?

Dec 10, 2016

$110$

#### Explanation:

Sum the 'parts' of the ratio 3:2

$\text{That is " 3 + 2 = 5"parts}$

To find 1 part, divide 275 by 5

rArr275÷5" or " 275/5=55larr" 1 part"

$\text{2 parts " =2xx55=110" and 3 parts } = 3 \times 55 = 165$

$\text{ Hence there are " 110" female alligators and " 165" male}$