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In a certain English class, 1/4 of the number of girls is equal to 1/6 of the total number of students. What is the ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls in the class?

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In a certain English class, 1/4 of the number of girls is equal to 1/6 of the total number of students. What is the ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls in the class?

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In a certain English class, 1/4 of the number of girls is equal to 1/6 of the total number of students. What is the ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls in the class?

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C. Use real numbers. 1/4 of the number of girls is 10, so are 60 students. The number of girls is 4X10=40 and the number of boys is 60-40=20. 20/40 = 1/2

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In a certain English Class, 1/4 of the number of girls is equal to 1/6 of the total number of students. What is the ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls in the class? A) 1 to 4 B) 1 to 3 (C) 1 to 2 (D) 2 to 3 (E) 2 to 1

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Attached is a visual that should help. I used the classic "algebra to simplify, plug in numbers to finish" method. Please ignore the 15 x 60...it is from another question.

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