1. ## Calculating Ratios Problem

I was having difficulty with the following standardized test question:
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 ?

2. ## Re: Calculating Ratios Problem

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?

3. ## Re: Calculating Ratios Problem

So Boys+girls = 8 . Exactly. Thanks.

4. ## Re: Calculating Ratios Problem

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