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# What is the value of the ratio of x to y^2 ? 1) The ratio of

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What is the value of the ratio of x to y^2 ?

1) The ratio of x^2 to y is 5/3

2) The ratio of x to 1 is 5/3
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12 Sep 2008, 15:50
C.

We cannot make S1 look like x/y^2. Hence, we need S2 to get to the answer.
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14 Sep 2008, 03:49
IgnitedMind wrote:
What is the value of the ratio of x to y^2 ?

1) The ratio of x^2 to y is 5/3

2) The ratio of x to 1 is 5/3

1 does not help
2 does not help

1 and 2 gives x=y=5/3 hence answers
IMO C
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14 Sep 2008, 16:27
IgnitedMind wrote:
What is the value of the ratio of x to y^2 ?

1) The ratio of x^2 to y is 5/3

2) The ratio of x to 1 is 5/3

X:1 = 5:3 does not give any info about y. x:y^2 cannot find out. ( B & D out )

X ^2 : Y does not give any info X: Y ^2 (A out)

Together we can solve. hence C
Re: DS - Ratios   [#permalink] 14 Sep 2008, 16:27
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