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# In a certain company, the ratio of the number of managers to

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In a certain company, the ratio of the number of managers to the number of production-line workers in 5 to 72. If 8 additional production-line workers were to be hired, the ratio of the number of managers to the number of production-line workers would be 5 to 74. How many managers does the company have?

a. 5
b. 10
c. 15
d. 20
e. 25
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20 Nov 2005, 00:50
Puilunchristin wrote:
In a certain company, the ratio of the number of managers to the number of production-line workers in 5 to 72. If 8 additional production-line workers were to be hired, the ratio of the number of managers to the number of production-line workers would be 5 to 74. How many managers does the company have?

a. 5
b. 10
c. 15
d. 20
e. 25

M/W = 5/72

M/(W+8) = 5/74

Solve for M, answer is D, 20
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