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A countertop of uniform width has a square tile inlay in the center. If the ratio of the tiled area to the untiled area is 25 to 36, which of the following could be the length, in inches, of a side of the tile inlay?


I. 8/5
II. 5
III. 10


A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I, II and III
E. none of the above

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Ratio of squares is 25/36

Ratio of sides = 5/6

Length could be any multiple of this
5, 10 , 15

could somebody tell me how 8/5 is possible??? could the ratio of the side be 8/5: 8/6 ???
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Ratio of squares is 25/36

Ratio of sides = 5/6

Length could be any multiple of this
5, 10 , 15

could somebody tell me how 8/5 is possible??? could the ratio of the side be 8/5: 8/6 ???


any value is possible for the question
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