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Posted by **Shannon** on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 6:15pm.

Patty has a bag of 72 marbles. The ratio of green marbles to yellow marbles is 2 to 7. How many green marbles does patty have?

I don't know how to answer it. Please help!

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**MathMate**, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 6:35pmYellow : green = 7 : 2

2 in 9 marbles are green,

x in 72 are green,

so cross-multiply to get

x=2*72/9=16 green marbles out of 72.

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