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The population of 15 blocks of the north side of town is 221 people per block, but there are already 32 pizza places in the area. The population of 22 blocks of the south area is 150 people per block, and there are 28 pizza places in the area. Where, if anywhere, should the Pretty Pizza Company open a new pizza place?

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Answer:Pretty Pizza Company should open a new pizza place in the south side of town.Step-by-step explanation:The population of the North side is:15 blocks * 221 People/Block = 3,315 peopleIf we divide this amount by the amount of pizza places in the area (32) We would have a ratio of: 3,315 people/ 32 pizza places = 103.59 people per pizza place.Otherwise,The population of the South side is:22 blocks * 150 People/Block = 3,300 peopleIf we divide this amount by the amount of pizza places in the area (28) We would have a ratio of: 3,300 people/ 28 pizza places = 117.86 people per pizza place.Calculated ratios show that on the south side more people come to each pizza place than on the north side. That is why it would be more successful to open the new pizza place on the south side of the town.