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If the ratio of $$b$$ to $$c$$ is 35 to 4, and the ratio of $$a$$ to $$c$$ is 3 to 7, then what is the ratio of $$a$$ to $$b$$?

A. $$\frac{3}{35}$$
B. $$\frac{4}{35}$$
C. $$\frac{1}{5}$$
D. $$\frac{1}{4}$$
E. $$\frac{7}{15}$$

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Is there a correct answer among those listed? The correct answer, provided that the problem is worded properly, should be 12/245.
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Re: If the ratio of b to c is 35 to 4, and the ratio of a to c [#permalink]
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Is there a correct answer among those listed? The correct answer, provided that the problem is worded properly, should be 12/245.

Hi,

You are correct!
There are no correct options in the answers. This is an official question from Princeton Review though!

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Re: If the ratio of b to c is 35 to 4, and the ratio of a to c [#permalink]
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Either the question is wrong or the correct answer is not in the choice. If we go by the princeton exercise answer explanation, b to c is 15 to 4 instead of 35 to 4.

In that case

b/c=15/4;
a/c=3/7;

substituting c in terms of b
(a/4b)*15 = 3/7;
15*7*a = 4*3*b;
a/b = 12/105 --> divide both by 3;
a/b = 4/35 --> answer choice (b)
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Re: If the ratio of b to c is 35 to 4, and the ratio of a to c [#permalink]
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Re: If the ratio of b to c is 35 to 4, and the ratio of a to c [#permalink]
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12/245

how did we get 12/245 I am getting 245/12? Please clarify Re: If the ratio of b to c is 35 to 4, and the ratio of a to c   [#permalink] 09 May 2018, 19:10
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