SAT Math Multiple Choice Question 755: Answer and Explanation
5. In the 2014 season, the Bombers baseball team had a win-to-loss ratio of 5:3, with no game ending in a tie. If the Bombers played 120 total games in 2014, how many games did they lose?
- A. 24
- B. 36
- C. 45
- D. 72
Correct Answer: C
Algebra (ratios) EASY
The win-to-loss ratio of 5:3 is a "part-to-part" ratio, so we can represent each part as a fraction of the whole. We can do this by simply adding 3 + 5 = 8 (the "whole") and dividing by that total. This gives us a ratio of , which means that the Bombers won of their games and lost of them. Since they played a total of 120 games, they won games and lost games.