# Math Help - smaller of two number

1. ## 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.

2. ## Re: smaller of two number

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

3. ## Re: smaller of two number

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

4. ## Re: smaller of two number

$\frac{x}{y} = \frac{5}{11}$

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

same drill ... solve the system.

5. ## Re: smaller of two number

thanks sir skeeter