Posted by **Rachal** on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 1:27pm.

The ratio of horseshoes to shamrocks was 11 to 5, and two times the number of shamrocks was 12 less than the number of horseshoes. How many were shamrocks?

thank you :)

- Math ratio word problem -
**bobpursley**, Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 3:36pm
Rachal, I messed that up.

H/S=11/5 so 5H=11S

and 2S+12=H

From the first equation H=11S/5

putting that into the second.

2S+12=11S/5

multiplying both sides by 5

10S+60=11S

adding sixty to both sides and subtracting 11S from both sides.

-S=-60 or S=60

so H=11*60/5=132

- Math ratio word problem -
**unknown**, Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 4:23pm
can someone make up 5 ratio road problems?

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- math - the ratio of horseshoes to shamrock was 11 to 2, and five times the ...
- Finance - Crystal Lake, Inc., has a total debt ratio of 0.24. Its debt-equity ...
- Red House Primary School - Sally is thinking of a ratio.the simplest form of the...
- math word problem - Need help setting this up! A corner store has 54 pieces of ...
- math - A country exported 60,000,000 less than it imported, creating a negative ...
- Math - In a collection of nickels, dimes, and quarters worth &6.90, the ratio of...
- Algebriac Expressions - 2 less than 7 times a number = 2) Sarah's age decreased ...
- Math - the ratio of 7 more than a number to 2 less than that number is 13/4 find...
- math - define a variable, write an iquality, and solve the problem below. then ...
- math - At a sports carnival,the ratio of number of pupils sent by school A,B and...

More Related Questions