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# There are twice as many English majors as History majors.

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15 Nov 2008, 23:38
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There are twice as many English majors as History majors. And thrice as many English majors as Math majors. What is the ratio of History majors to Math majors?

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16 Nov 2008, 09:18
IMO = B

Let E denote English majors, H denote History majors and M denote Math majors

E = 2H = 3M

Let E = 6.

6 = 2(3) = 3(2)

The ratio of History majors to Math majors is 3 : 2.
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16 Nov 2008, 16:15
Assume E denote English majors, H denote History majors and M denote Math majors

E = 2H = 3M

2H=3M

H/M=3/2

Hence the ratio of History majors to Math majors is 3 : 2.
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16 Nov 2008, 20:55
subarao wrote:
Assume E denote English majors, H denote History majors and M denote Math majors

E = 2H = 3M

2H=3M

H/M=3/2

Hence the ratio of History majors to Math majors is 3 : 2.

Agreed
But got confused intially and took more that 1 1/2 minute
Re: Basic Ratios   [#permalink] 16 Nov 2008, 20:55
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