Carlotta is making blue and orange necklaces in several lengths. For each necklace, her ratio of blue beads to orange beads is 3 to 2. How many orange beads wil
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Carlotta is making blue and orange necklaces in several lengths. For each necklace, her ratio of blue beads to orange beads is 3 to 2. How many orange beads will Carlotta need for a necklace of 60 beads?
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1. User Answers LamZhaoWei
5x=60
x=12
2x=24
...... 
2. User Answers chisnau
Answer:
Carlotta needs 24 orange beads for her necklace.
Stepbystep explanation:
For each necklace, the ratio of blue beads to orange beads is 3 to 2. or 3:2
Total beads given to make a necklace is = 60
Let the number of orange beads be = x
The ratio is 2 orange beads out of 5 total beads
So, we can represent the ratio as:
[tex]\frac{2}{5}=\frac{x}{60}[/tex]
[tex]5x=120[/tex]
x=24
Hence, Carlotta needs 24 orange beads for her necklace.
Blue beads needed = [tex]6024=36[/tex]
We can also check the ratio for blue beads to orange beads:
[tex]\frac{36}{24}[/tex]
Divide by 4, we get
[tex]\frac{9}{6}[/tex]
Divide by 3, we get
[tex]\frac{3}{2}[/tex] ...... (the given ratio)
Therefore, Carlotta needs 24 orange beads for her necklace.