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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?

  • math - eh? - ,

    r/y = 2/3
    (r-3)/(y-6) = 4/5

    r=9 y=13.5

    ?? is there a typo somewhere?

  • math - ,

    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.

  • math - ,

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

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