Aleehsgonji wrote:

Let us consider there are m male and f female students.

1) 33% male students are transferred from other college = m/3

20% female students are transferred from other college = f/5

Total no: of students transferred = m/3 + f/5

2) 25% students are transferred from other college, so

Total no: of students transferred = (m+f)/4

from 1 & 2

m/3 + f/5 = (m + f)/4

on solving we get m/f = 3/5

So "C" is the answer not "E"

Hey, thanks for the response. However, the question is asking for the fraction of the graduating students (i.e m+f) that are males, and not the ratio males to females amongst the graduating students. Having said that, it suggest to me that we are looking for m/(m+f) and not just m/f. If we are looking for m/f, then it looks to me like we would be able to solve. However, looking for m/(m+f), what am I missing?