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The ratio of the number of sheep to the number of horses on a farm is 8:3. If there are 42 horses on the farm, how many sheep are on the farm?
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The ratio of the number of sheep to the number of horses on a farm is 8:3. If there are 42 horses on the farm, how many sheep are on the farm?

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peter
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School not set 29 June 2020

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judziy
Judziy answeredrep:213
University of Benin 03 July 2020
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ratio of sheep to horse = 8/3.

Thus, if the are 42 horses and x sheep on the farm,

8/3 = x/42

cross multiply

3x = 42 x 8

3x = 336

Divide both sides by 3

x = 336/3

x = 112

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