Posted by Nicki on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 5:35pm.
Two boys divide a profit of $36 in the ratio of 5:3. How much does each boy get?

math  tchrwill, Friday, April 2, 2010 at 10:37am
x/y = 5/3
5y/3 + y = 36
SOlve for y and then x.
Posted by Nicki on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 5:35pm.
Two boys divide a profit of $36 in the ratio of 5:3. How much does each boy get?
x/y = 5/3
5y/3 + y = 36
SOlve for y and then x.