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# A flower shop sells flowers in a ratio of roses to carnations of 5: 2.

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06 Mar 2019, 23:57
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A flower shop sells flowers in a ratio of roses to carnations of 5: 2. The ratio of carnations to tulips sold is 5: 3. What is the ratio of roses to tulips?

A. 2: 3

B. 3: 2

C. 5: 3

D. 25: 6

E. 25: 9

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07 Mar 2019, 00:12
We need to find a common value for carnations. So the lcm of 5 and 2 10
Hence ratio of roses to carnation 25/10
Ratio of carnation to tulips 10/6 and tulips to carnation 6/10
25/10 divided by 6/10
So ans is d i.e 25/6

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07 Mar 2019, 00:21
IMO D

Multiply 1st rationm by 5 and 2nd by 2

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07 Mar 2019, 04:29
Bunuel wrote:
A flower shop sells flowers in a ratio of roses to carnations of 5: 2. The ratio of carnations to tulips sold is 5: 3. What is the ratio of roses to tulips?

A. 2: 3

B. 3: 2

C. 5: 3

D. 25: 6

E. 25: 9

R:C:T
5:2: *5
:5:3 *2
25:10:6
25:6
IMO D
Re: A flower shop sells flowers in a ratio of roses to carnations of 5: 2.   [#permalink] 07 Mar 2019, 04:29
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