the of ratio of 2 numbers is 5:11, the resulting ratio is 5:8, find the smaller of 2 numbers.

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- Aug 4th 2012, 04:25 PMrcssmaller 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, 04:27 PMrichard1234Re: smaller of two number
I don't get your question...how do you obtain "the resulting ratio?"

- Aug 5th 2012, 08:50 AMrcsRe: smaller of two number
- Aug 5th 2012, 09:27 AMskeeterRe: smaller of two number
$\displaystyle \frac{x}{y} = \frac{5}{11}$

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

same drill ... solve the system. - Aug 6th 2012, 07:04 AMrcsRe: smaller of two number
thanks sir skeeter