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# Anne and Beth will participate in a sack race (In a sack race, people

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Anne and Beth will participate in a sack race (In a sack race, people hop to reach the finish line). In the time that Anne takes 3 hops, Beth takes 4 hops but the distance covered by Anne in 4 hops is equal to distance covered by Beth in 5 hops. What is the ratio of Anne’s speed: Beth’s speed?

A. 3 : 5
B. 12 : 20
C. 15 : 16
D. 1 : 1
E. 5 : 3

Since A & B cover the same distance in 4 and 5 hops respectively, we can say that distance covered in 4 hops by A = distance covered in 5 hops by B = x
Distance covered by A in 1 hop = x / 4
Distance covered by B in 1 hop = x / 5
Now, A and B make hops in the ratio of 3 : 4 for a given time interval.

Thus distance covered by A in 3 hops = 3x/4
Distance covered by B in 4 hops = 4x/5

Since these above mentioned distances are covered in a stipulated time, so their ratios will be equal to the ratios of their speed

Ratio of A's speed to B's Speed = 3x/4 : 4x/5 = 15 / 16
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Anne and Beth will participate in a sack race (In a sack race, people hop to reach the finish line). In the time that Anne takes 3 hops, Beth takes 4 hops but the distance covered by Anne in 4 hops is equal to distance covered by Beth in 5 hops. What is the ratio of Anne’s speed: Beth’s speed?

A. 3 : 5
B. 12 : 20
C. 15 : 16
D. 1 : 1
E. 5 : 3

My approach

Distance covered by Anne in 4 hops = distance covered by Beth in 5 hops

Premise #1: Equal distance

Assume Distance = 10 (Plug in always helps)
=> 1 hop of Anne = 10/4 = 2.5
=> 1 hop of Beth = 10/5 = 2

Premise #2: Equal time

Time Anne took 3 hops = t
=> $$V1 = D1/t = (2.5*3)/t$$

Time Beth took 4 hops = t
=> $$V2 = D2/t = (2*4)/t$$

=> $$V1/V2 = 7.5/8 = 15/16$$

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Anne and Beth will participate in a sack race (In a sack race, people hop to reach the finish line). In the time that Anne takes 3 hops, Beth takes 4 hops but the distance covered by Anne in 4 hops is equal to distance covered by Beth in 5 hops. What is the ratio of Anne’s speed: Beth’s speed?

A. 3 : 5
B. 12 : 20
C. 15 : 16
D. 1 : 1
E. 5 : 3

Let the time Anne takes for 3 hops and Beth takes for 4 hops = x

Anne takes x mins for 3 hops, so she will take 4x/3 mins for 4 hops

Beth takes x mins for 4 hops, so she will take 5x/4 mins for 5 hops.

We know distance= Speed *time (distance covered by Anne and Beth is same)

S1T1=S2T2
S1*4x/3= S2*5x/4

S1/S2= 15/16

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anne's time per hop=4/3 of beth's
anne's distance per hop=5/4 of beth's
anne's speed=(5/4)/(4/3)=15/16 of beth's
ratio of anne's speed to beth's=15:16
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Speed = $$\frac{Distance}{time}$$

Speed of Anne from aforesaid is $$\frac{20 Miles}{16 minutes}$$ = $$\frac{5}{4}$$

Similarly Speed of Beth from aforesaid is $$\frac{20 Miles}{15 minutes}$$ = $$\frac{4}{3}$$

Ratio of speed of ANNE:BETH = $$\frac{5}{4}$$ Divided by $$\frac{4}{3}$$

or $$\frac{5}{4}$$ * $$\frac{3}{4}$$ = $$\frac{15}{16}$$

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Let total Distance = D

So we can assume that Anne is covering the distance D in 4 hops and Beth is covering the same distance in 5 hops [given]

Let time taken by Anne in 3 hops and Beth in 4 hops = T

Time per hop (Anne): T/3
Time per hop (Beth): T/4

Remaining hops to cover by Anne = 4-3 = 1
Remaining hops to cover by Beth = 5-4 = 1

Therefore,
Total time to cover Distance D by Anne = T + T/3 = 4/3T
Total time to cover Distance D by Beth = T + T/4 + 5/4T

Ratio of time (Anne: Beth) = 4/3 / 5/4 = 16:15

Ratio of speed is inversely proportional to Ratio of time

Therefore, ratio of speed = 15/16
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here is my solution

keep track of UNITS and you will make everything more straightforward!
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