# Math Help - the split

1. ## the split

Can you split 34 parts into two parts such that 4/7 of one of the parts equals 2/5 of the other.

2. Originally Posted by jeremyparker10
Can you split 34 parts into two parts such that 4/7 of one of the parts equals 2/5 of the other.

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by parts... but from how I interpret it I would set up the following equations

$x+y=34$

$
\frac{4}{7}x=\frac{2}{5}y
$

Can you solve that?

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