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# If the ratio of x:y is 9:7, what is the value of x + y ?

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25 Feb 2018, 11:28
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If the ratio of x:y is 9:7, what is the value of x + y?

(A) 2

(B) 14

(C) 16

(D) 63

(E) It cannot be determined from the information.

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25 Feb 2018, 11:31
Bunuel wrote:
If the ratio of x:y is 9:7, what is the value of x + y?

(A) 2

(B) 14

(C) 16

(D) 63

(E) It cannot be determined from the information.

Ratios given and not the actual value. We don't know if x and y are integers or decimals +ve/-ve thus CBD

(E) imo
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25 Feb 2018, 18:46
Ratios are given but we cannot calculate the exact value of x and y unless the value of one the variable is given.

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03 Mar 2018, 04:10
Bunuel wrote:
If the ratio of x:y is 9:7, what is the value of x + y?

(A) 2

(B) 14

(C) 16

(D) 63

(E) It cannot be determined from the information.

x+y can be 16 or 32 or 48 and so on. Answer E
Re: If the ratio of x:y is 9:7, what is the value of x + y ?   [#permalink] 03 Mar 2018, 04:10
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