In a factory, the ratio of men to women is 2:3.

The ratio of right-handed men to left-handed men is 7:3

The ratio of right-handed women to left-handed women is 11:1

What fraction of the factory workforce is right-handed?

But let's extend things a bit.The ratio of right-handed men to left-handed men is 7:3

The ratio of right-handed women to left-handed women is 11:1

What fraction of the factory workforce is right-handed?

**What is the fewest number of employees possible in this building?**Source:

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RH:LH=83:17, so 83% right-handed, and 100 is the fewest. This is primary school arithmetic and should be solved using LCMs, and is not a "proportion" in the usual mathematical meaning.

ReplyDeleteTrue, but that's why I changed the wording. As to the level, ... This is an equal opportunity argument site.

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