smaller of two number

• Aug 4th 2012, 05:25 PM
rcs
smaller of two number
the of ratio of 2 numbers is 5:11, the resulting ratio is 5:8, find the smaller of 2 numbers.
• Aug 4th 2012, 05:27 PM
richard1234
Re: smaller of two number
I don't get your question...how do you obtain "the resulting ratio?"
• Aug 5th 2012, 09:50 AM
rcs
Re: smaller of two number
Quote:

Originally Posted by richard1234
I don't get your question...how do you obtain "the resulting ratio?"

the of ratio of 2 numbers is 5:11,if 10 is added to both the resulting ratio is 5:8, find the smaller of 2 numbers.

im sorry i omitted the if 10 is added to both sir

thanks
• Aug 5th 2012, 10:27 AM
skeeter
Re: smaller of two number
$\frac{x}{y} = \frac{5}{11}$

$\frac{x+10}{y+10} = \frac{5}{8}$

same drill ... solve the system.
• Aug 6th 2012, 08:04 AM
rcs
Re: smaller of two number
thanks sir skeeter