two numbers are in the ratio 5:3 . if they differ by 18, what are the numbers ?

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two numbers are in the ratio 5:3 . if they differ by 18, what are the numbers ?

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Answer:Let us consider the ration of two numbers be x

The two numbers are 5x and 3x

Since two numbers differ by 18, we can write the equation

5x – 3x = 18

2x = 18

x= 9

Therefore the two numbers are

5x = 5 x 9 = 45

and

3x = 3 x 9 = 27

∴ The two numbers are 45 and 27.