Question

# What is the antecedent term in the simplest form of the ratio 15:25 ?

A
15
B
5
C
3
D
25

Solution

## The correct option is C 3In the simplest form, the numerator and denominator have no common factors other than 1. We know, 15 = 3× 5 and                  25 = 5× 5 We can write 15 : 25 as 1525 ∴ 1525 = (3× 5)(5× 5) ⇒ 35=3:5 We know, for a ratio a : b, a is called the antecedent and b is called the consequent. ∴ In this case, 3 is the antecedent term.

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