Posted by **Bob** on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 9:29am.

The sum of beads owned by John, Bob, and Dale is 273. The ratio of John's beads and Dale's is 8:5, and Dale's beads are 10/13 times Bob's. How many more beads does John own than Dale?

- Math (Algebra) -
**susan**, Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 10:28am
John=112 beads

Bob=91 beads

Dale=70

So john have 42 bead more than Dale

- Math (Algebra) -
**Reiny**, Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 11:15am
John's number --- 8x

Dale's number --- 5x

Bob's number --- y

but Dale's = (10/13)Bob's

5x = (10/13)Bob

Bob = 5x(13/10) = 13x/2

finally:

8x + 5x + 13x/2 = 273

16x + 10x + 13x = 546

39x = 546

x = 14

John has 112

Dale has 70

Bob has 91

So John has 42 more than Dale

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