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# If the ratio of x:y is 6:7, and x is equal to 15, then the value of y

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If the ratio of x:y is 6:7, and x is equal to 15, then the value of y is

A) 7

B) 13.5

C) 17

D) 17.5

E) 20

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26 Jun 2018, 05:53

Solution

Given:
• The ratio x: y = 6: 7
• The value of x = 15

To find:
• The value of y

Approach and Working:
As the ratio x: y = 6: 7, we can assume x = 6k and y = 7k, where k is a non-zero constant

Given that x = 15, therefore, we can write
• 6k = 15
Or, 7k = $$\frac{15}{6} * 7$$ = 17.5 = y

Hence, the correct answer is option D.

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Re: If the ratio of x:y is 6:7, and x is equal to 15, then the value of y  [#permalink]

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26 Jun 2018, 08:00
Bunuel wrote:
If the ratio of x:y is 6:7, and x is equal to 15, then the value of y is

A) 7

B) 13.5

C) 17

D) 17.5

E) 20

6k = 15

So, k = 2.5

So, y = 7*2.5 => 17.5, Answer must be (D) 17.5
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