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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.

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  1. 16 April, 11:34
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    Answer: A is 10; B is 6

    Step-by-step explanation:

    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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