I'm a 2nd year university student majoring in Criminology and a minor in Psychology at Simon Fraser University in the Vancouver BC area. that being said; i'm a fail with numbers...
Getting to the point: I have an aptitude test for the Canadian Armed Forces and while reviewing the practice exam I had come across several word problems that I need help fully understanding. I will post them below ( I copied them straight from the practice exam, and the bolded answers is the correct one)
4. If in the army there is one officer for every 16 privates, how many officers are
there in a regiment consisting of 1,105 officers and privates?
(A) 62 (B) 65 (C) 67 (D) 69
10. How many soldiers are there in a group of 27 sailors and soldiers if there
are four fifths as many sailors as soldiers?
(A) 6 (B) 15 (C) 21 (D) 22
I need help understanding how the answers came to be.
Thanks so much , and if any of you are from the Vancouver BC area we could meet up for a beer !
PS i posted in the algebra section because i'd figured the word problems require simple algebra in order to be solved.