# Easy Ratios & Proportion Solved QuestionAptitude Discussion

 Q. 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. $7:3$ ✔ D. $5:3$

Solution:
Option(D) is correct

let $40\%$  of A = $\dfrac{2}{3}$

Then $\dfrac{40A}{100}=\dfrac{2B}{3}$

\begin{align*} \Rightarrow \dfrac{2A}{5}=\dfrac{2B}{5}\\ \Rightarrow A:B=5:3 \end{align*}

Edit: Thank you, Anurag, corrected the typo.

## (4) Comment(s)

Sanju Sharma
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u wrote 5 instead of 3 in given solution ax2/5=bx2/3

Anurag
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I think the question needs to be modified. Instead of 40 of a number, it should be 40 percent of a number.

Deepak
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Thank you for letting me know, corrected the typo.

Raji
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I'm confused.. it's 1/5:1/3.

IF A is smaller than B then so is its ratio