Posted by **Anonymous** on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:46am.

Two numbers are in the ratio 4:7.If thrice the larger is added to twice the smaller ,we get 87.Find the numbers

- maths --plse help me.. -
**Suddy **, Friday, December 28, 2012 at 1:22pm
Set up your question

x/y = 4/7 : 4y= 7x

let x be larger than y

3x + 2y = 87

Substitute the value of x in the equation above and solve for y

- maths --plse help me.. -
**Reiny**, Friday, December 28, 2012 at 5:17pm
simple way ...

let the two numbers be 4x and 7x

3(7x) + 2(4x) = 87

29x=87

x = 3

numbers are 12 and 21

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Math - the larger of the two numbers is 8 more than twice the smaller. The sum ...
- algebra - the larger of two numbers is 1 more than twice the smaller.the sum of ...
- Math - Can someone please help me write this statement out in formula form. ...
- algebra - the sum of two numbers is the same as four times the smaller number.if...
- Math - The sum of two numbers is twice their difference. The larger number is 6 ...
- algebra - the larger of two numbers is twice the smaller . if the sum of the two...
- Math(Algebra) - How would you set this problem up and work it: The difference ...
- MAth translate please thx - If 5 times the smaller of two numbers is subtracted...
- Reiny! Reiny! Reiny! Answer Check and HW Help! - Translate to a system of ...
- Maths - Two numbers are in the ratio of 7:9, the smaller is 42, what is the ...

More Related Questions