**681. A:B=2:3, B:C=3:4, A:D=4:5. Find C:D.**

A. 2:5

B. 4:5

C. 6:5**D. 8:5**

**Explanation:****A:C=(A:B)*(B:C) =(2/3)*(3/4)= 1/2 C:D=(C:A)*(A:D) =(2)*(4/5) = 8:5**

**682. Find the fourth proportion to 3, 7 and 9.**

A. 63

B. 31**C. 21**

D. 27

**Explanation:****3:7::9:x 3x=7*9=63 x=21**

**683. If 40% of a number is equal to two-third of another number, what is the ratio of first number to the second number ?**

A. 2 : 5

B. 3 : 7**C. 5 : 3**

D. 7 : 3

**684. Seats for Mathematics, Physics and Biology in a school are in the ratio 5 : 7 : 8. There is a proposal to increase these seats by 40%, 50% and 75% respectively. What will be the ratio of increased seats ?****A. 2 : 3 : 4**

B. 6 : 7 : 8

C. 6 : 8 : 9

D. None of these

**Explanation:****5:7:8 = 50:70:80****50*140/100=70 ; 70*150/100=105 ; 80*175/100=140****70: 105: 140 or****14: 21: 28 or****2: 3: 4**

**685. In a bag, there are coins of 25 p, 10 p and 5 p in the ratio of 1 : 2 : 3. If there is Rs. 30 in all, how many 5 p coins are there?**

A. 50

B. 100**C. 150**

D. 200

**686. Two numbers are in the ratio 3 : 5. If 9 is subtracted from each, the new numbers are in the ratio 12 : 23. The smaller number is :________?**

A. 27

B. 33**C. 49**

D. 55

**687. Two numbers are respectively 20% and 50% more than a third number. The ratio of the two numbers is :__________?**

A. 2 : 5

B. 3 : 5**C. 4 : 5**

D. 6 : 7

**Explanation:****Let the third number be x.****Then, first number = 120% of x = 120x/100 = 6x/5 second numbet = 150% of x = 150x/100 = 3x/2 Ratio of first two numbers = 6x/5 : 3x/2 =12x : 15x = 4 : 5.**

**688. A surn of money is to be distributed among A, B, C, D in the proportion of 5 : 2 : 4 : 3. If C gets Rs. 1000 more than D, what is B’s share ?**

A. Rs. 500

B. Rs. 1500**C. Rs. 2000**

D. None of these

**689. The ratio of the number of boys and girls in a college is 7 : 8. If the percentage ****increase**** in the number of boys and girls be 20% and 10% respectively, what will be the new ratio ?**

A. 8 : 9

B. 17 : 18**C. 21 : 22**

D. Cannot be determined

**Explanation:****Originally, let the number of boys and girls in the college be 7x and 8x respectively. Their increased number is (120% of 7x) and (110% of 8x), i . e . ( 120/100 X 7x ) and ( 110/100 X 8x ) i . e . 42x/5 and 44x/5 Required ratio = 42x/5 : 44x/5 = 21 : 22**

**690. The sum of three numbers is 98. If the ratio of the first to the second is 2 : 3 and that of the second to the third is 5 : 8, then the second number is :__________?**

A. 20**B. 30**

C. 48

D. 58

**Explanation:****Let the three parts be A, B, C Then,****A : B = 2 : 3 and B : C = 5 : 8 (5 X 3/5 ) : (8 X 3/5 ) = 3 : 24/5****A:B:C= 2 : 3 : 24/5 10:15:24****B = (98 X 15/49 ) = 30.**