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    Percentage to Ratio?

    Hi all, I came across a question that I was rather unsure about. I was presented with a pie chart and it asked me to provide the ratio of the number of people playing Tennis, Football and Badmington against all the sports available.

    I worked this out by adding the percentage values of Tennis, Football and Badmington which gave me 50%. The total was 100% so the ration would be 50:100 (or this could be 1:2) but the answer was 5:1. How did they get this as the answer?

    If you need more information I could try getting posting the original question if you like. There was a total of 6 sports.

    Thank you. Regards, Onam.
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    Please post the whole question as i need further details to assist you on this problem.
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    Heres the entire question

    The chart below shows the breakdown of a sports club annual budget.
    What is the ratio of combined budget for football, tennis and table tennis to squash?

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    Hi

    You are right : 50% of budget is devoted to football, tennis and table tennis
    But only 10% for squash

    Therefore the ratio of budget devoted to football, tennis and table tennisn to squash is 50%:10% = 5:1
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