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Jo's collection contains US, Indian and British stamps. If the ratio of US to Indian stamps is 5 to 2 and the ratio of Indian to British stamps is 5 to 1, what is the ratio of US to British stamps?

A) 10 : 5 B) 15 : 2
C) 20 : 2 D) 25 : 2

Answer:   D) 25 : 2



Explanation:

Indian stamps are common to both ratios. Multiply both ratios by factors such that the Indian stamps are represented by the same number.

US : Indian = 5 : 2, and Indian : British = 5 : 1. Multiply the first by 5, and the second by 2. 

Now US : Indian = 25 : 10, and Indian : British = 10 : 2

Hence the two ratios can be combined and US : British = 25 : 2

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A) 105 : 50 : 84 B) 24 : 25 : 32
C) 15 : 21 : 25 D) 20 : 42 : 25
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 20 : 42 : 25

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A) 6 : 2 : 3 B) 1/3 : 1/2 : 1
C) 3 : 2 : 1 D) 1 : 3 : 2
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 1/3 : 1/2 : 1

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A) 10:7 B) 2:3  
C) 5:7 D) 7:5
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 10:7

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A) 16 B) 20
C) 21 D) 22
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 21

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If 3/5 of x is equal to 4/9 of y, then what is the ratio of x and y?

 

A) 11 : 15 B) 15 : 23
C) 20 : 27 D) 14 : 25
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 14 : 25

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If p : q : r = 2 : 3 : 5, then what will be the ratio of (p + q + r) : (3p + q – r)?

 

A) 5 : 2   B) 10 : 17  
C) 9 : 4 D) 5 : 4
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 5 : 2  

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Three triangles are marked out of a bigger triangle at the three vertices such that each side of each of the smaller triangles is one-third as long as each corresponding side of the bigger triangle. The ratio of the area of the three small triangles taken together to that of the rest of the bigger triangle is ?

A) 1:2 B) 1:3
C) 3:1 D) 1:9
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 1:2

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If w : 0.80 :: 9 : 6, w = ?

A) 2.5 B) 1.1
C) 3.3 D) 1.2
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 1.2

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