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The ratio of the number of manufacturing industry workers who were unemployed for 5 to 10 weeks to the number of service industry workers who were unemployed for 5 to 10 weeks is closest to which of the following?

 A 5 to 4
 B 6 to 5
 C 3 to 2
 D 5 to 2
 E 7 to 6

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Re: The ratio of the number of manufacturing industry workers wh [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2016, 14:31
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The number of manufacturing industry workers who were unemployed for 5 to 10 weeks is 20% of 10 million, or 2 million; and the number of service industry workers who were unemployed for 5 to 10 weeks is
16% of 8 million, or 1.28 million. Thus, the ratio of the two numbers is \(\frac{2}{1.28.}=1.5\) circa

Looking at the answer choices only C with its fraction \(\frac{3}{2}=1.5\) is closer.

The answer is \(C\)
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