Question

# 23 ✓24 In a recent year, 23.1% of all registered doctors were female. If there were 55,700 female registered doctors that year, what was the total number of registered doctors? Round your answer to the nearest whole number.

Answer

240870

- Q: What is the equation we need to use to solve the problem? A: We can use the proportion method to solve the problem: female doctors/total doctors = 23.1%/100%.
- Q: What is the value of the female doctors in decimal? A: 23.1% = 0.231.
- Q: What is the equation with known values? A: 55,700/x = 0.231/1
- Q: What is the value of x? A: x = 240,869.57(rounded to the nearest whole number)