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Question 20: In class A, the ratio of boys to girls is 2 : 3. In class B the ratio of boys to girls is 4 : 5. If the ratio of boys to girls in both classes put together is 3 : 4, what is the ratio of number of girls in class A to number of girls in class B?

\\frac{3}{5}\\)

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Let us assume class A has 2x boys and 3x girls, class B has 4y boys and 5y girls.

\\frac{2x + 4y}{3x + 5y}\\) = \\frac{3}{4}\\)

8x + 16y = 9x + 15y

x = y

Required ratio = \\frac{3x}{5y}\\) (since x = y) = \\frac{3}{5}\\)

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