Jennif102 wrote:

I think I'm tired because I'm having a hard time interpreting what exactly "as many" means here:

At a certain college there are twice as many english majors as history majors, and 3 times as many english majors as math majors. What is the ration of the number of history majors to the number of math majors?

1. 6 to 1

2. 3 to 2

3. 2 to 3

4. 1 to 5

5. 1 to 6

Could you make up numbers when explaining yourself? That would help. Thanks!

Twice as many english majors as history majors means that there are more E than H with the equation being E = 2H

Similarly E = 3M

It follows that 2H = 3M

or H/M = 3/2

(B)