Posted by **Daniel** on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 9:33am.

The ratio of the number of cheesecakes to the number of mango cakes was 3:2. After Baker Lam sold 144 cheesecakes, the ratio became 3:5.

A) How many cheesecakes did Baker Lam bake at first?

B)Baker Lam decided to deliver the remaining cakes to 4 charity homes. How many cakes did each home receive?

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**Steve**, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 10:19am
if there were c cheesecakes and m mangocakes,

c/m = 3/2

(c-144)/m = 3/5

c = 240

m = 160

check:

240/160 = 3/2

96/160 = 3/5

after the sales, there were 96+160 = 256 cakes

divide that by 4 to get the number for each home.

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