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The current ratio of boys to girls at a certain school is 2 to 5. If 1

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The current ratio of boys to girls at a certain school is 2 to 5. If 12 additional boys were added to the school, the new ratio of boys to girls would be 4 to 9. How many boys currently attend the school?

(A) 27
(B) 48
(C) 54
(D) 72
(E) 108


B:G = 2:5

let, B = 2a
and G = 5a

after adding 12 Boys, Boys now = 2a+12
Girls now = 5a

New Ratio = 2a+12 / 5a = 4/9

i.e. a+6 / 5a = 2/9

i.e. 9a +54 = 10a
i.e. a = 54

Now, Boys = 2a = 2*54 = 108

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(2x+12)/(5x) = (4/9)
2x=108

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I have another approach:
B:G= 2:5
12 additional boys were added to the school:
(B+12):G=4:9 --> (B/G) + (12/G) = 4/9
(2/5) + (12/G) = 4/9 -->(2G +60)/5G= (4/9) (I replace B/G by the ratio 2/5)-->G=270
(B/G)= (2/5) (replace G=270)-->B=108

My answer is E
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Bunuel wrote:
The current ratio of boys to girls at a certain school is 2 to 5. If 12 additional boys were added to the school, the new ratio of boys to girls would be 4 to 9. How many boys currently attend the school?

(A) 27
(B) 48
(C) 54
(D) 72
(E) 108


\(\frac{2x + 12}{5x} = \frac{4}{9}\)

Or, \(18x + 108 = 20x\)

Or, \(2x = 108\)

Or, \(x = 54\)

So, The total number of boys is \(2*54 = 108\) , Answer must be (E)
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Bunuel wrote:
The current ratio of boys to girls at a certain school is 2 to 5. If 12 additional boys were added to the school, the new ratio of boys to girls would be 4 to 9. How many boys currently attend the school?

(A) 27
(B) 48
(C) 54
(D) 72
(E) 108


b/g=2/5→
4g=10b, equation 1
(b+12)/g=4/9→
4g=9b+108, equation 2
subtracting 2 from 1,
b=108
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