Sum of two numbers is 300 and th two numbers have a ratio of 20:10.  Find the Larger number
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Sum of two numbers is 300 and the two numbers have a ratio of 20:10. Find the larger number

A ration of 20 to 10 means that one number is twice as large as the other. So, we have
x and we have 2x.

x + 2x = 300
3x = 300
x = 100

The other number is 2x; 2 * 100 = 200    < The answer

100 + 200 = 300
answered Apr 10, 2015 by CWA Level 11 User (78,600 points)

Let two number are x and y
x+y=300
x/y=20/10
10x=20y
x=2y

Substituting
2y+y=300
3y=300
y=100

x=2*100
x=200


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answered Apr 10, 2015 by John Marsh Level 8 User (30,400 points)

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