2007 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 2

Problem

$650$ students were surveyed about their pasta preferences. The choices were lasagna, manicotti, ravioli and spaghetti. The results of the survey are displayed in the bar graph. What is the ratio of the number of students who preferred spaghetti to the number of students who preferred manicotti?

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$\mathrm{(A)} \frac{2}{5} \qquad \mathrm{(B)} \frac{1}{2} \qquad \mathrm{(C)} \frac{5}{4} \qquad \mathrm{(D)} \frac{5}{3} \qquad \mathrm{(E)} \frac{5}{2}$

Solution

The answer is $\dfrac{\text{number of students who preferred spaghetti}}{\text{number of students who preferred manicotti}}$

So,

$\frac{250}{100}$

Simplify,

$\frac{5}{2}$

The answer is $\boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ \dfrac{5}{2}}$

See Also

2007 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 1
Followed by
Problem 3
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