# The ratio of men to women working for a company is 7 to 4. If there are 189 men working for the company, what is the total number of employees?

##### 1 Answer

Total number is

#### Explanation:

Start by using ratio form to write down what is given:

Now determine the relationship between

Do exactly the same for the women.

Total number =

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You can also use direct proportion:

Number of women:

Total number =

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However, in both cases you can find the total number in one step.

Total number

OR

Total number =