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2 positive numbers are in a ratio of 9 to 10. if the lesser number is decreased by 6 and the greater number is decreased by 25, the resulting ratio is 2 to 1. find the greatest of the original numbers.

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    the original numbers are 9x and 10x

    then (9x-6) : (10x-25) = 2 : 1

    (9x-6)/(10x-25) = 2

    solve this and sub your value of x into 10x

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