### Discussion :: Arithmetic Reasoning - Section 1 (Q.No.16)

Saravanan said: (Jan 7, 2014) | |

The given explanation is more complicated one, just be logical. As the ratio is 3:2. First divide 60 as 30 boys and 30 girls. Then apply the conditions, you will get the answer quickly. |

Rock ßâPi said: (May 24, 2014) | |

The above explanation is not correct as the correction will be done in 5th and 6th line were, Let the no.of boys not participating in sports be (35-y) , Then, the no.of girls not participating in sports is (y+5). After this correction is done then there will be no confusion. |

Abhishek said: (Aug 25, 2014) | |

Can we divide 60 students into the ratio of 3:2 and them we solv ethe question accordingly?? Is it possible?? |

Rockie said: (Jul 20, 2015) | |

Why is the girl is equal to 10? |

Upasana said: (Oct 16, 2015) | |

@ Saravanan : The ratio is given to be 3:2, hence we cannot divide it equally into 30 boys and 30 girls. @ Abhishek : No, we can't. It is given that 60 is the TOTAL number of students and 3:2 is the ratio of the students PARTICIPATING. |

Rajkumar said: (Dec 11, 2016) | |

No. Of boys and girls participating in sports is 3:2. Boys participating in sport is 15 so, girls are 10. Total 25. Remaining are non-sport. i.e . 35. In that question no. of girls participating in sports 5 more than no. of boys so. Boys 15. And girls 20. |

Sivarenjini said: (Dec 24, 2017) | |

How can 3x+2x be equated to 15? It must be equated to the total number of students participating. |

Greeshma said: (Nov 7, 2020) | |

Total no of students =60. Participating boys and girls are in the ratio of = 3 : 2 = 3x:2x. According to question, participating boys are 15 members so,by this we can say 3x = 15. Where x=5 ---->(1) We got x value then 2x=10----->(2). In question they given the non participating girls 5 more than boys so let's assume the boys who are not participating as y---> (3) than the girls who are not participating as y+5--> (4) Then total will come when we add participating boys+participating girls +non participating boys +non participating girls; So we (1)+(2)+(3)+(4) = 60 15+10+y+y+5 = 60 30+2y = 60 2y = 60-30 2y = 30 Y = 30/2 Y = 15 we got non participating girls so to get total girls, participating girls +non participating girls. 15 + 15 = 30. |

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