# There are 24 students in Juan's class. The ratio of girls to boys is 1:2. How many girls and boys are in Juan's class?

Mar 31, 2017

There are $8$ girls and $16$ boys in the class

#### Explanation:

The total number of students is $24$. From the ratio of girls to boys, we have $1 : 2$. Add the numbers in the ratio together. Take $24$ and divide by that number.

$1 + 2 = 3$
then, $\frac{24}{3}$ equals $8$ per part

number of girls $8 \times 1 = 8$
number of boys $8 \times 2 = 16$