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A.2 : 3

B.3 : 4

C.4 : 5

D.5 : 6

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Step 1:

In the first case the train has to cross an electric pole .

Given that the length of the train is 240 m long .

We know that the length of the train is equal to the distance travelled by the train to cross the electric pole.

Therefore the distance travelled by the train to cross the electric pole = 240 m

Step 2 :

In the second case the train has to cross a bridge of 80 m long

Given that the length of the train is 240 m and length of the train is 80 m

Therefore the distance travelled by the train to cross the bridge is the sum of the length of the train and length of the bridge.

The distance travelled by the train to cross the bridge = 240 + 80 = 320 m

Step 3 :

We know that distance is proportional to time

Hence the ratio of the distances is proportional to the ratio of the time asked.

The ratio is 240 : 320

Simplifying the ratio to bring it to its simplest form we get 3 : 4.

If one quantity is given in metres and another in centimetres then we need to convert both to either metres or centimetres