What will be the Smaller Number? If

Two numbers are in the ratio 3:5. If 9 is subtracted from each, the new numbers are in the ratio of 12:23. The smaller number is:

  1. 27
  2. 33
  3. 49
  4. 55
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 13th June 2015 in Maths.
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Answer: (2) 33
Explanation:-

Let be the two numbers are 3X and 5X.
According to the question,
(3X – 9)/(5X – 9) = 12/23
23 x (3X – 9) = 12 x (5X – 9)
69X – 207 = 60X – 108
69X – 60X = 207 – 108
9X = 99
X = 11
The numbers are = 3 x 11 = 33 and 5 x 11 = 55

Hence, the smaller is 33

Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 13th June 2015.
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3x-9/5x-3 =12/23
Then find x

RE: What will be the Smaller Number? If

rude Default Answered on 14th June 2015.
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