1. ## tricky ratio problem

the ratio of the two numbers is 7:8. If their sum is 135, what is the bigger number?

2. ## Re: tricky ratio problem

Aren't you studying calculus? Because you've been posting calculus questions previously and now you're posting a really simple algebra question.

3. ## Re: tricky ratio problem

$\frac{x}{y} = \frac{7}{8}$

$x+y = 135$

same idea as your other post ... solve the system for x and y

4. ## Re: tricky ratio problem

Originally Posted by richard1234
Aren't you studying calculus? Because you've been posting calculus questions previously and now you're posting a really simple algebra question.
sir im studying calculus but i believe that my knowledge is not so wide as yours... i have a very limited understanding sir.... sorry
sometimes simple problems get me shocked when it is given to me. especially when the problems are so confusing... sorry sir for my being so not good in mathematics ...
im trying to learn

Thank you

5. ## Re: tricky ratio problem

Yeah, you should probably review algebra before continuing on to calculus. It is almost impossible to pass a calculus class without a firm understanding of algebra.