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# The number of sailors on a ship is 88% more

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The number of sailors on a ship is 88% more than the number of officers. The ratio of sailors to officers would be

A: 33:25

B: 47:20

C: 47:25

D: 22:25

E: 97:50

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19 Aug 2014, 22:41
Sailor = 1/88 * Officer
Sailor/Officer = 1.88/1 = 188/100 = 47/25

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27 May 2017, 10:26
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PareshGmat wrote:
The number of sailors on a ship is 88% more than the number of officers. The ratio of sailors to officers would be

A: 33:25

B: 47:20

C: 47:25

D: 22:25

E: 97:50

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Let number of officers be = 100
Number of sailors is 88% more than the number of officers = 188% of 100 = $$\frac{188}{100}$$ x 100 = 188

Ratio of sailors to officers = $$\frac{188}{100}$$ = $$\frac{47}{25}$$ = 47:25
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26 Jul 2017, 09:08
Let number of officers = a

From stem sailors = $$(1 + \frac{88}{100})*a = \frac{47}{25}*a$$

Hence - Sailors : Officers = 47:25

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26 Jul 2017, 09:17
PareshGmat wrote:
The number of sailors on a ship is 88% more than the number of officers. The ratio of sailors to officers would be

A: 33:25

B: 47:20

C: 47:25

D: 22:25

E: 97:50

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• The above information can be easily written as –

o Number of Sailors $$= (1 + \frac{88}{100})$$* Number of Officers

o Number of Sailors $$= \frac{47}{25}$$ * Number of Officers

o Number of Sailors: Number of Officers $$= 47: 25$$

• Thus, the correct answer is Option C.

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