Dear Sir
I would be grateful if you can help me to solve the the below questions
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Kingsman
At the party, each child had either 1 apple or 2 apples. If the ratio of the number of children to the number of apples was 5: 8, what fraction of the children had 2 apples each?
Hello, kingman!
At the party, each child had either 1 apple or 2 apples.
If the ratio of the number of children to the number of apples was 5: 8,
what fraction of the children had 2 apples each?
Let = number of children with 1 apple.
Let = number of children with 2 apples.
Then there were: . children.
And there were: . apples.
. . We want the fraction: .
We are told that: .
. . . .So we have: .
which simplifies to: . . .
Add 1 to both sides: .
. . Therefore: .