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Of the 30 girls who tried out for the lacrosse team at Euclid Middle School, 12 were selected. Of the 40 boys who tried out, 16 were selected. Are the ratios of the number of students on the team to the number of students trying out the same for both boys and girls? How do you know?

 Oct 4, 2018
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We have two ratios. 

Girls: \(12:40=3:10\)

And, for the boys: \(16:40=4:10=2:5\).

Thus, the answer is \(\boxed{NO}\).

smileysmiley

 Oct 4, 2018
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Girls   12/30       Boys   16/40

Does 12/30 = 16/40  ?

          2/5     = 2/5      Yes !     The ratios are the same !   (Tertre doesn't usually miss these Q's !)

 Oct 5, 2018
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My bad, read it wrong! Thanks, EP!

tertre  Oct 5, 2018

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