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# If 55 percent of the people who purchase a certain product are female,

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If 55 percent of the people who purchase a certain product are female, what is the ratio of the number of females who purchase the product to the number of males who purchase the product?

A. $$\frac{11}{9}$$

B. $$\frac{10}{9}$$

C. $$\frac{9}{10}$$

D. $$\frac{9}{11}$$

E. $$\frac{5}{9}$$

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29 Jun 2018, 03:58
Ans:: A
Female = 55% ; Male = 45%
so ratio= 55/45
= 11/9
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If 55 percent of the people who purchase a certain product are female, what is the ratio of the number of females who purchase the product to the number of males who purchase the product?

A. $$\frac{11}{9}$$

B. $$\frac{10}{9}$$

C. $$\frac{9}{10}$$

D. $$\frac{9}{11}$$

E. $$\frac{5}{9}$$

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Solution

Given:
• 55 percent of the people who purchase a certain product are female

To find:
• The ratio of the number of females who purchase the product to the number of males who purchase the product

Approach and Working:
If 55 percent of the people who purchase a certain product are female, then
• Percentage of male who purchased the product = (100 – 55) = 45
• Therefore, the ratio = $$\frac{55}{45} = \frac{11}{9}$$

Hence, the correct answer is option A.

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Bunuel wrote:
If 55 percent of the people who purchase a certain product are female, what is the ratio of the number of females who purchase the product to the number of males who purchase the product?

A. $$\frac{11}{9}$$

B. $$\frac{10}{9}$$

C. $$\frac{9}{10}$$

D. $$\frac{9}{11}$$

E. $$\frac{5}{9}$$

Note:
Percent can directly be converted to ratio.

Female = 55
Male = 45
Ratio = $$\frac{55}{45}$$=$$\frac{11}{9}$$

Thus the best answer is A.
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