# Expressions For Surveys?

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Please check if anything is wrong with the following sentences.

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(A) The age distribution of the respondents is not taken into consideration.

(B) The age distribution of the respondents is not taken into account.

Do (A) and (B) mean the same thing?

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(C) The male/female ratio needs to be equal split.

(D) The male/female ratio needs to be equal.

Do (C) and (D) mean the same thing?

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(E) The male/female ratio needs to be 4/6.

In this case, if the number of respondents is 100, the male are 40 while the female are 60. Is this correct?
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(A) The age distribution of the respondents is not taken into consideration.

(B) The age distribution of the respondents is not taken into account.

Do (A) and (B) mean the same thing? -- Yes. I prefer B, as it is more objective.

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(C) The male/female ratio needs to be equal split.

(D) The male/female ratio needs to be equal.

Do (C) and (D) mean the same thing? -- Yes, but C is ungrammatical, the logic of both is questionable, and both seem to casual for a survey. The numbers of male and female respondents should be equal.

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(E) The male/female ratio should be 2/3.

In this case, if the number of respondents is 100, the male are 40 while the female are 60. Is this correct?-- Yes