multiplying ratios without knowing the ratios?
This problem is verbatim out of the text book.
There is a number of balls in a jar. EAch ball is painted with at least one of twocolors, red or green. It is observed that 2/7 of the balls that have red color also have green color, while 3/7 of the balls that have green color also have red color. What fraction of the balls in the jar have both red and green colors?
I understand that the numerator is some factor of seven, but the answer they give in the book makes no sense to me at all.
I dont see how this can be solved without knowing the ratio of green to red, and I see the math in the book but it simply makes no sense to me.
thanks in advance to anyone who can help