Q. 633.8( 14 Votes )

Samira sells newspapers at Janpath crossing daily. On a particular day, she had 312 newspapers out of which 216 are in English and remaining in Hindi. Find the ratio of

(a) the number of English newspapers to the number of Hindi newspapers.

(b) the number of Hindi newspapers to the total number of newspapers.

Answer :

Total newspapers = 312


English newspapers = 216


Hindi newspapers = Total newspapers - English newspapers


Hindi newspapers = 312 – 216 = 96


(a) ratio of number of English newspapers to the number of Hindi newspapers =


ratio =


Divide numerator and denominator by 3 gives


ratio =


Divide numerator and denominator by 8 gives


ratio =


Therefore, ratio of number of English newspapers to the number of Hindi newspapers is 9:4


(b) ratio of number of Hindi newspapers to the total number of newspapers =


ratio =


Divide numerator and denominator by 3 gives


ratio =


Divide numerator and denominator by 8 gives


ratio =


Therefore, ratio of number of Hindi newspapers to the total number of newspapers is 4:13


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