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    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.
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    Re: smaller of two number

    I don't get your question...how do you obtain "the resulting ratio?"
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    Re: smaller of two number

    Quote Originally Posted by richard1234 View Post
    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


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    Re: smaller of two number

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

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

    same drill ... solve the system.
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    Re: smaller of two number

    thanks sir skeeter
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