CLAT Sample Paper CLAT Sample Paper-8

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    When 50% of one number is added to a second number, the second number increases to its four-thirds, what is the ratio between the first number and the second number?

    A)  3 : 2                            

    B)  3 : 4                

    C)  2 : 3                

    D)         Data inadequate

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Let the numbers be y and x, respectively. Then,                \[x+50%\] of \[y=\frac{4x}{3}\] \[\Rightarrow \]   \[\frac{y}{2}=\frac{4x}{3}-x\] \[\Rightarrow \]   \[\frac{y}{2}=\frac{x}{3}\] \[\Rightarrow \]   \[\frac{y}{x}=\frac{2}{3}\] \[\therefore \]      \[y:x=2:3\]

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