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# In a certain class, the ratio of men to women is 3:5. If the class ha

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In a certain class, the ratio of men to women is 3:5. If the class has 24 people in it, how many are women?

(A) 9

(B) 12

(C) 15

(D) 18

(E) 21

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25 Feb 2018, 10:57
Bunuel wrote:
In a certain class, the ratio of men to women is 3:5. If the class has 24 people in it, how many are women?

(A) 9

(B) 12

(C) 15

(D) 18

(E) 21

24 = 8x
x=3

women = 5x = 5x3 =15
(C) imo
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25 Feb 2018, 11:29
Bunuel wrote:
In a certain class, the ratio of men to women is 3:5. If the class has 24 people in it, how many are women?

(A) 9

(B) 12

(C) 15

(D) 18

(E) 21

total = 24
so women will be (24/ 8)x5
=15(c)
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