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For approximately what proportion of the total global hectare for all countries combined is Japan responsible?

A. 15%

B. 17% - Correct

C. 19%

D. 21%

E. 23%

Explanation:

The correct answer is (B).

This question is not just about adding up all the ecological footprint values and then dividing that of Japan by the calculated sum. You must take into consideration the population of each country:

Gha = Ecological Footprint x Population

South Africa: 50x2.5 = 125

France: 60x5 = 300

Romania: 25x2.5 = 62.5

Germany: 75x3 = 225

Japan: 125x5 = 625

USA: 300x8 = 2400

Total gha: 125+300+62.5+225+625+2400 = 3737.5.

Japan: 625

Japan’s ratio: 625/3737.5 = 0.167

The correct answer is approximately 17%.

Four people, all working at the same rate, can mow a lawn in 2.4 hours. How many more people, working at the same rate as the first four, must be added in order to mow three lawns in 3.6 hours?

A. 4

B. 5

C. 6

D. 7

E. 8

Explanation:

The correct answer is (A).

This is a unique type of work-rate question, which can be referred to as 'workers questions'. In these questions, there are several workers with an identical work-rate, and the trick is to replace the work-rate with the number of workers. The formula in this case would be: Number of Workers * Time = Work.

It is advised to solve these questions using a ratio-table representing work, time and the number of workers. This table lets you investigate the effect of a given factor on the others.

The relationship between Number of Workers and Work is direct. Thus, if you multiplied Work by 3, you would need to multiply Number of Workers by 3 as well.

The relationship between Number of Workers and Time is inversed. Therefore, if you multiplied Time by ^{3}⁄_{2} (2.4-->3.6), you would need to multiply Number of Workers by the inversed value ^{2}⁄_{3}.

The number of workers should thus be multiplied by 3*^{2}⁄_{3} = 2. Therefore, in order to mow three lawns in 3.6 hours, there should be 4*2 = 8 people working.

However, the question is asking how many MORE people must be added, so the correct answer is 8 − 4 = 4.

Choose the correct answer.

0.18 | 0.36 | 0.72 | ? | 2.88

A. 0.9

B. 1.26

C. 1.44

D. 1.62

Explanation:

The correct answer is (C).

Each term is double the previous term.

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