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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?

Explanation

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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