## A total of 30 percent of the geese included in a certain migration study were male. If some of the geese migrated during

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### A total of 30 percent of the geese included in a certain migration study were male. If some of the geese migrated during

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A total of 30 percent of the geese included in a certain migration study were male. If some of the geese migrated during the study and 20 percent of the migrating geese were male, what was the ratio of the migration rate for the male geese to the migration rate for the female geese? [Migration rate for geese of a certain sex = (number of geese of that sex migrating) / (total number of geese of that sex)]

A. 1/4
B. 7/12
C. 2/3
D. 7/8
E. 8/7

Answer: B

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### Re: A total of 30 percent of the geese included in a certain migration study were male. If some of the geese migrated du

by deloitte247 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:59 pm
Total male = 30%
Female = 100 - 30 = 70%
From total geese migrated, 20% were made; female = 100 - 20 = 80%
Migration rate for geese of a certain sex = (no. of geese of that sex migrating) / (total number of geese of that sex)
$$Migration\ rate\ for\ male=\frac{0.2}{0.3}\ \frac{\left(from\ 20\%\right)}{\left(from\ 30\%\right)}$$
$$Migration\ rate\ for\ female=\frac{0.8}{0.7}\ \frac{\left(from\ 80\%\right)}{\left(from\ 70\%\right)}$$
$$Ratio\ of\ migration\ rate=\frac{\frac{0.2}{0.3}}{\frac{0.8}{0.7}}$$
$$=\frac{0.2}{0.3}\cdot\frac{0.7}{0.8}$$
$$=\frac{0.14}{0.24}=\frac{0.07\cdot100}{0.12\cdot100}=\frac{7}{12}$$

Answer = option B

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