elizabeth

10-19-2013, 06:13 PM

If x and y are two positive numbers and x is 40% less than y, what is the value of the ratio x:y?

(A) 0.4

(B) 0.6

(C) 1.4

(D) 1.6

Thanks:D

(A) 0.4

(B) 0.6

(C) 1.4

(D) 1.6

Thanks:D

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elizabeth

10-19-2013, 06:13 PM

If x and y are two positive numbers and x is 40% less than y, what is the value of the ratio x:y?

(A) 0.4

(B) 0.6

(C) 1.4

(D) 1.6

Thanks:D

(A) 0.4

(B) 0.6

(C) 1.4

(D) 1.6

Thanks:D

kadence

10-19-2013, 06:15 PM

x is 40% less than y can be written as x=(1-0.4)y \Rightarrow \frac{x}{y}=0.6

Therefore the correct answer is (B).

Hope these help!!;);)

Therefore the correct answer is (B).

Hope these help!!;);)

elizabeth

10-19-2013, 06:15 PM

Thank you!!

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