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There are 7 times as many males as females on the maths course at university. What fraction of the course are male? Give your answer in its simplest form.

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Answer:The fraction of the course 7/8 is male on the maths course at university.Step-by-step explanation:There are 7 times as many males as females on the maths course at University. Let's suppose we have 10 females in the course.If we have 10 females, the males should be 7 times; it means with 10 females males should be 70 males.Now, we have the number of males (M) - 70 and females (F) - 10. We can calculate the fraction of the male (%M) in the course.%M = M/(M+F)%M = 70 / (70 +10)% M = 70/80%M = 7/8. Finally, we can conclude that the fraction of the course 7/8 are male on the maths course at university.Β