Posted by **michele** on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:02pm.

The ratio of red jelly beans to yellow jelly beans in a dish is 3.4. If Greg eats 3 red ones and 6 yellow ones, the ratio is 4.5. How many yellow jelly beans were originally in the dish?

Do you make 3.4 a fraction and 4.5 a fraction and times them? 3/6 TIMES 4.5 = 12/20 THEN SUBTRACT 6 yellow ones?

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**Steve**, Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:06pm
Ratios are written 3:4, not 3.4

Initially,

r/y = 3/4

Later,

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

Solve those two equations to get

r=27, y=36

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