# Calculating Ratios Problem

• May 25th 2012, 01:55 PM
MikeNoob
Calculating Ratios Problem
I was having difficulty with the following standardized test question:
Quote:

If the ratio of boys to girls in a class is 5 to 3 which of the following could not be the no. of students in the class
Answers: a)32 b)36 c)40 d)48 e)56

The answer is 36 but i cant figure out how that is the answer ?
• May 25th 2012, 02:08 PM
skeeter
Re: Calculating Ratios Problem
Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeNoob
I was having difficulty with the following standardized test question:

Answers: a)32 b)36 c)40 d)48 e)56

The answer is 36 but i cant figure out how that is the answer ?

the number of students in the class would have to be a multiple of 8 ... now, why?
• May 25th 2012, 02:15 PM
MikeNoob
Re: Calculating Ratios Problem
So Boys+girls = 8 . Exactly. Thanks.
• May 25th 2012, 02:20 PM
skeeter
Re: Calculating Ratios Problem
Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeNoob
So Boys+girls = 8 . Exactly. Thanks.

boys+girls = 8x