Posted by Anonymous on .
The ratio of red jelly beans to yellow jelly beans in a dish is 2:3. If I eat 3 red jelly beans and 6 yellow ones the ratos is 4:5. How many yellow jelly beans were orginally in the dish?

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Steve,
r/y = 2/3
(r3)/(y6) = 4/5
r=9 y=13.5
?? is there a typo somewhere? 
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Anonymous,
No, there is no typo. This is how it was written in the textbook. Thanks for the help. We have been working on this problem for days.

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Jen,
On our worksheet this is the same question, but ours states the original ratio of red to yellow as 3:4.