The population of Linton is 12 times as great as the population of Ellmore. The combined population of both towns is 9,646 people. What is the population of Linton?
your ratio would be 12:1 add all the parts to get the whole 13x= 9646 find x by dividing by 13 you get 742 now just plug x in 12x= 12 x 742 Linton population is 8904
9646 = L + E L = 12E E + 12E 13L = 9646 9646/13 = 742 = E 742 x 12 = 8904 (L) L is 8904 Happy to Help!