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I have further discovered another question with similar wording:
At a certain college there are
twice as many English majors as history majors and three times as many English majors as mathematics majors. What is the ratio of the number of history majors to the number of mathematics majors?
A. 6 to 1
B. 3 to 2
C. 2 to 3
D. 1 to 5
E. 1 to 6
using the same word/math translation, I have answered this question as 3:2 (B) which is correct.
Twice as many English majors as History majors -> H=2E
Three times as many english majors as mathematics majors -> M=3E
Multiplying (h=2e)3 and (m=3e)2 (common factors I guess you could call that)
gives you
3h=6e AND 2m=6E
the ratio of h:m is 3:2
So if using this question, I have proven that the
Manhattan GMAT Prep mistake isn't lack of cognitive function on my part. I thought I was going crazy for the last 2 hours.
I will refrain from dishing out expletives!