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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.​



  • 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)