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## #1 2010-06-28 23:31:26

haftakhan
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in a league male to female ratio is 6:5.If there are 138 players in the league ,How many are female ?

A)6/11*138=76 females

is it right ?

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## #2 2010-06-28 23:49:03

mathsyperson
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Nearly, you just needed to use the other number.

Male:Female :: 6:5, so you want to multiply by 5/11 instead.

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## #3 2010-06-29 00:00:57

haftakhan
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is this question right ?

Given that A,B,C and D are whole numbers.Such that A+B=8,B+D=11,B+D=13 and C+D=14
find the value of A,B,C,D ?

in this question B+D had two values.

Is this question right ?

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## #4 2010-06-29 00:41:39

ZHero
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Probably not.
One of the "B+D" should be "A+D".

Last edited by ZHero (2010-06-29 00:41:53)

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## #5 2010-06-29 10:06:53

bobbym
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Hi haftakhan;

Changing the B+D=13 To:

B + C = 13:  A=3,B=5,C=8,D=6

A + D = 13:  A=5,B=3,C=6,D=8

A + C = 13:  No Solution!

Given that A,B,C and D are whole numbers.Such that A+B=8,B+D=11,B+D=13 and C+D=14
find the value of A,B,C,D ?

Although it looks like a typo, the problem is perfectly acceptable. It just has no solution.

Systems that simplify down to false (for example, equations such as 1 = 0). Such systems have no points of intersection and no solutions.

B + D = 11
B + D = 13

Subtract the above equations from each other.

0 = - 2   False

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