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# If a : b is 2 : 5, b : c is 3 : 5 and c : d is 5 : 4, what is the rati

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If a : b is 2 : 5, b : c is 3 : 5 and c : d is 5 : 4, what is the ratio a : b : c : d?

A. 12 : 15 : 25 : 20
B. 6 : 15 : 25 : 40
C. 6 : 15 : 50 : 20
D. 6 : 15 : 25 : 10
E. 6 : 15 : 25 : 20

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Re: If a : b is 2 : 5, b : c is 3 : 5 and c : d is 5 : 4, what is the rati  [#permalink]

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17 Jan 2020, 10:29
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Solution

Given
In this question, we are given that
• a: b = 2: 5
• b: c = 3: 5
• c: d = 5: 4

To find
We need to determine
• a: b: c: d =?

Approach and Working out
As a: b = 2: 5 = 6: 15 and b: c = 3: 5 = 15: 25, we can combine them and write
• a: b: c = 6: 15: 25

Also, a: b: c = 6: 15: 25 and c: d = 5: 4 = 25: 20, we can combine them and write
• a: b: c: d = 6: 15: 25: 20

Bunuel wrote:
If a : b is 2 : 5, b : c is 3 : 5 and c : d is 5 : 4, what is the ratio a : b : c : d?

A. 6 : 15 : 25 : 20
B. 6 : 15 : 25 : 40
C. 6 : 15 : 50 : 20
D. 6 : 15 : 25 : 10
E. 6 : 15 : 25 : 20

Bunuel there seems to be some error as options A and E are same
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17 Jan 2020, 02:15
Bunuel wrote:
If a : b is 2 : 5, b : c is 3 : 5 and c : d is 5 : 4, what is the ratio a : b : c : d?

A. 6 : 15 : 25 : 20
B. 6 : 15 : 25 : 40
C. 6 : 15 : 50 : 20
D. 6 : 15 : 25 : 10
E. 6 : 15 : 25 : 20

a:b:c
2:5
:3:5
6:15:25
a:b:c:d
6:15:25
5:4
30:75:125:100
or say
6 : 15 : 50 : 20
IMO C
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Re: If a : b is 2 : 5, b : c is 3 : 5 and c : d is 5 : 4, what is the rati  [#permalink]

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18 Jan 2020, 02:00
EgmatQuantExpert wrote:

Solution

Given
In this question, we are given that
• a: b = 2: 5
• b: c = 3: 5
• c: d = 5: 4

To find
We need to determine
• a: b: c: d =?

Approach and Working out
As a: b = 2: 5 = 6: 15 and b: c = 3: 5 = 15: 25, we can combine them and write
• a: b: c = 6: 15: 25

Also, a: b: c = 6: 15: 25 and c: d = 5: 4 = 25: 20, we can combine them and write
• a: b: c: d = 6: 15: 25: 20

Bunuel wrote:
If a : b is 2 : 5, b : c is 3 : 5 and c : d is 5 : 4, what is the ratio a : b : c : d?

A. 6 : 15 : 25 : 20
B. 6 : 15 : 25 : 40
C. 6 : 15 : 50 : 20
D. 6 : 15 : 25 : 10
E. 6 : 15 : 25 : 20

Bunuel there seems to be some error as options A and E are same

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