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If the areas of the 4 squares are 50, 32, 18 and 12, what is the ratio

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If the areas of the 4 squares are 50, 32, 18 and 12, what is the ratio of the area of the small shaded portion to the area of the large shaded portion?

A. 1:8
B. 1:6
C. 1:4
D. 1:3
E. 1:1

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If the areas of the 4 squares are 50, 32, 18 and 12, what is the ratio of the area of the small shaded portion to the area of the large shaded portion?

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A. 1:8
B. 1:6
C. 1:4
D. 1:3
E. 1:1

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Area of the external shaded square = 50-32=18
Area of the internal shaded region =18-12=6

Ratio = 6/18=1/3
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