#### Answer

875 women voted.

#### Work Step by Step

Let x represent the number of women who voted. The number of men who voted is 1500 - x.
Now, let’s set up a proportion with the ratio given and a ratio which compares the corresponding number of people who voted.
So, $\frac{7}{5}$ = $\frac{x}{1500\ -\ x}$
To solve this equation, we equate the cross products.
7 $\times$ (1500 - x) = 5 $\times$ x
10500 - 7x = 5x
10500 = 12x
Divide both sides by 12.
x = 875
875 women voted.