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# if p1 and p2 are the populations and r1 & r2 are the

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11 Jul 2009, 09:28
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if p1 and p2 are the populations and r1 & r2 are the numbers of representatives of District D1 and District D2 respectively. the ratio of population to the number of representatives is greater for which of the two districts?
1) p1>p2
2) r2>r1
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11 Jul 2009, 13:51
question is asking is p1/r1 > p2/r2

or is p1*r2 > P2*r1

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11 Jul 2009, 14:01
Agreed
rashminet84 wrote:
question is asking is p1/r1 > p2/r2

or is p1*r2 > P2*r1

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12 Jul 2009, 05:40
thanks. Its C. I worked it out in long way by supplying numbers for stmt 1 and stmt 2 , thereafter combining both. Ofcourse supplied various values to get the answer.

Impressive explanation from rashmine.

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Re: ratios   [#permalink] 12 Jul 2009, 05:40
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