Find the ratio a to b if given that: (a+3b)/5=(a-2b)/2.
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or 2(a+3b) = 5(a-2b)

or 2a + 6b = 5a -10b

or 16b = 3a

or a/b = 16/3

So, a:b = 16:3

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