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A club sold an average (arithmetic mean) of 92 raffle tickets per member. Among the female members, average number sold was 84, and among the male members, the average number sold was 96. What was the ratio of the number of male members to the number of female members in the club?

(A) 1 : 1
(B) 1 : 2
(C) 1 : 3
(D) 2 : 1
(E) 3 : 1

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A club sold an average (arithmetic mean) of 92 raffle tickets per member. Among the female members, average number sold was 84, and among the male members, the average number sold was 96. What was the ratio of the number of male members to the number of female members in the club?

(A) 1 : 1
(B) 1 : 2
(C) 1 : 3
(D) 2 : 1
(E) 3 : 1

Male : Average : Female
96 : 92 : 84

92-84: 96-92
8:4
2:1
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Bunuel wrote:
A club sold an average (arithmetic mean) of 92 raffle tickets per member. Among the female members, average number sold was 84, and among the male members, the average number sold was 96. What was the ratio of the number of male members to the number of female members in the club?

(A) 1 : 1
(B) 1 : 2
(C) 1 : 3
(D) 2 : 1
(E) 3 : 1

Let x be the female members and y the male members.

Since we are given that
-> the average number of raffle tickets sold among female members was 84
-> the average number of raffle tickets sold among female members was 96

From the question stem we can deduce the following :
$$\frac{(84x + 96y)}{(x+y)} = 92$$
$$84x + 96y = 92x + 92y$$
$$4y = 8x$$
$$\frac{y}{x} = \frac{2}{1}$$

Female members : Male members are in ratio 2:1(Option D)
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The average of 92 is closer to 96 (male) than 84 (female)
So there is more weightage on male number than female number which pulls the total average more towards Male average, so answer has to be D or E

using alligation: M:F = $$\frac{(Total average - Female average)}{(Male average - Total Average)}$$ = $$\frac{(92-84)}{(96-92)}$$
=$$\frac{8}{4}$$ = $$\frac{2}{1}$$

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Bunuel wrote:
A club sold an average (arithmetic mean) of 92 raffle tickets per member. Among the female members, average number sold was 84, and among the male members, the average number sold was 96. What was the ratio of the number of male members to the number of female members in the club?

(A) 1 : 1
(B) 1 : 2
(C) 1 : 3
(D) 2 : 1
(E) 3 : 1
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Thus, the ratio will be 8 : 4 = 2 : 1

Answer will be (D)

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Bunuel wrote:
A club sold an average (arithmetic mean) of 92 raffle tickets per member. Among the female members, average number sold was 84, and among the male members, the average number sold was 96. What was the ratio of the number of male members to the number of female members in the club?

(A) 1 : 1
(B) 1 : 2
(C) 1 : 3
(D) 2 : 1
(E) 3 : 1
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Thus, the ratio will be 8 : 4 = 2 : 1

Answer will be (D)

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Simple put nos In given option and you will be able to eliminate wrong ones and get the correct one as D

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$$M:F = (92-84) : (96-92) = 8:4 = 2:1$$. Ans - D.
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D.
84f + 96m =92(f+m)
Divide the eqn on both sides by f
Let (m/f) be x
84 + 96x = 92 + 92x
X = 2:1
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shouldn't the answer be 1:2, as it has asked about ratio of males to females?
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pushpitkc wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
A club sold an average (arithmetic mean) of 92 raffle tickets per member. Among the female members, average number sold was 84, and among the male members, the average number sold was 96. What was the ratio of the number of male members to the number of female members in the club?

(A) 1 : 1
(B) 1 : 2
(C) 1 : 3
(D) 2 : 1
(E) 3 : 1

Let x be the female members and y the male members.

Since we are given that
-> the average number of raffle tickets sold among female members was 84
-> the average number of raffle tickets sold among female members was 96

From the question stem we can deduce the following :
$$\frac{(84x + 96y)}{(x+y)} = 92$$
$$84x + 96y = 92x + 92y$$
$$4y = 8x$$
$$\frac{y}{x} = \frac{2}{1}$$

Female members : Male members are in ratio 2:1(Option D)

pushpitkc if question is to find the ratio of the number of male members to the number of female members in the club?

And if $$x$$ the number the female members and $$y$$ is the# of male members.

how is it possible that answer is D ? it should be vice versa 1 : 2 based on this $$4y = 8x$$ ad not 2:1

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dave13,

Female is X and male is Y in his solution... So male to female will be y:x which is what is used. 2:1

I think you're mixing the variables up. Try solving again from scratch with m & f Best
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Hi dave13

This can be solved in a way similar to mixture questions using allegation method

male = x
Female = y

Using allegation method, here the desired is the average

Desired - y/x - desired

So 92 - 84 = 8

96 - 92 = 4

x/y = 8/4 = 2/1

Refer to the link below

https://gmatclub.com/forum/tips-and-tri ... 51906.html

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Originally posted by Salsanousi on 02 Nov 2018, 12:17.
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priyamba wrote:
shouldn't the answer be 1:2, as it has asked about ratio of males to females?

priyamba , I got it thanks to great people on GC  Female is X and male is Y in his solution... So male to female will be y:x which is what is used. 2:1

So when we get 4Y=8X to find ratio of male to female solve for Y ---> i.e. Y = $$\frac{8x}{4}$$ ----> y = 2x

hence ratio of males to females is 2x to X i.e. 2:1 thanks guys Salsanousi Gladiator59
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A club sold an average (arithmetic mean) of 92 raffle tickets per member. Among the female members, average number sold was 84, and among the male members, the average number sold was 96. What was the ratio of the number of male members to the number of female members in the club?

(A) 1 : 1
(B) 1 : 2
(C) 1 : 3
(D) 2 : 1
(E) 3 : 1

We are given that a club sold an average (arithmetic mean) of 92 raffle tickets per member, that among the female members, the average number sold was 84, and that among the male members, the average number sold was 96. We can let f = the number of females and m = the number of males, and we can create the following weighted average equation:

92 = (84f + 96m)/(m + f)

92m + 92f = 84f + 96m

8f = 4m

2f = m

2 = m/f

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