16 April, 10:36
the sum of a whole number A and a whole number B is 16, and the ratio A: B is equivalent to 5: 3. Find A and B.
16 April, 11:34
Answer: A is 10; B is 6
Let the sum of a whole number A and a whole number B = 16
A + B = 16
The ratio A: B = 5: 3
Possible whole numbers whose ratio gives 5 : 3 are 10 and 6, 15 and 9, 20 and 12 etc. However, since A + B must equal 16, only 10 and 6 fulfil the condition
So, let A be 10, while B is 6
10 + 6 = 16
The ratio 10 : 6 = 10/6 = 5/3
Thus, the value of A is 10; while B is 6
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