In the town of Silver Lake, 60 percent of the registered voters voted in the recent election. What was the ratio of voters to nonvoters among the registered population?


Since 60% of the registered population voted, 40% of that population did not. So the ratio of voters to nonvoters was 60%:40%. Divide both numbers in this ratio by 20% to reduce the ratio.
\(60 \% \div 20 \%=3 \text { and } 40 \% \div 20 \%=2\)
The ratio reduces to 3:2.

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