Posted by Johnathan on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 5:53pm.
The grocery store employs 35 cashiers and grocery baggers altogether. There are 5 cashiers for every 2 grocery baggers. How many of each are employed?

Math  Reiny, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 6:52pm
number of cashiers  5x
number of baggers  2x , notice 5x:2x = 5:2
solve 5x + 2x = 35

Math  Archie, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 2:26am
First, list the multiples of both numbers:
5,10,15,20,25 (match them up.)
2,4, 6, 8, 10
10 and 25 adds up to 35, so the answer is 25 cashiers and 10 baggers
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