if the ratio is 7647 / 54782 and 7647 represents the number of 65+ yr old residents in the northeast (to the thousandths) and 54782 represents the whole northeast region, then this means there are ??? people from ages 65+ for every 1000 people in the northeast region.

Thank you! I appreciate your help. That is what i came up with as well but when i put it in... It says it's wrong. We have to go out to the thousandths place so i put 139.589. Any suggestions?