Posted by **Anonymous** on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 10:28pm.

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**, Monday, September 10, 2012 at 5:17am
r/y = 2/3

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

r=9 y=13.5

?? is there a typo somewhere?

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**Anonymous**, Monday, September 10, 2012 at 7:21am
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**, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 8:59pm
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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