Course: CA Foundation; Topic: Ratio
What is antecedent and consequent in ratios?
If p and q are two quantities of the same kind, then the fraction p/q is called the ratio of p to q.
The quantities p and q are called terms of the ratio.
The first term p is called antecedent.
The second term q is called consequent.
Exercise 1A, Question 2, CA Foundaton Study Material
Question: The ratio of two quantities is 3 : 4. If the antecedent is 15, the consequent is …?
𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐀) : 16
𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐁) : 60
𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐂) : 22
𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐃) : 20
Exercise 1A, Question 3, CA Foundaton Study Material
Question: The ratio of the quantities is 5 : 7. If the consequent of its inverse ratio is 5, the antecedent is …?
𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐀) : 5
𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐁) : √5
𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐂) : 7
𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐃) : None of these