The Quest for 700: Weekly GMAT Challenge

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The ratio, by weight, of the four ingredients A, B, C, and D of a certain mixture is 4:7:8:12. The mixture will be changed so that the ratio of A to C is quadrupled and the ratio of A to D is decreased. The ratio of A to B will be held constant. If B will constitute 20% of the weight of the new mixture, by approximately what percent will the ratio of A to D be decreased?
(A) 15%
(B) 25%
(C) 35%
(D) 45%
(E) 55%

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