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# In 1985 the number

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In 1985 the number [#permalink]  16 May 2017, 01:52
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In 1995 the number of students enrolled in public institutions of higher education was approximately how many times the number of students enrolled in private institutions of higher education?

A) 2

B) 2.5

C) 3

D) 3.5

E) 4
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Re: In 1985 the number [#permalink]  07 Dec 2017, 10:46
Can some one please provide the solution to this question? Thanks
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Re: In 1985 the number [#permalink]  08 Dec 2017, 05:25
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Explanation

Looking at the bottom graph you can see the %. Actually, the question is asking you for the ratio public/private

Public 4 years + public 2 years = 41% + 37% = 78%

Private 4 years + private 2 years = 21% + 1% = 22%

\frac{78 %}{22%}= 3.5 %

D is the answer. Hope is clear now
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