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The ratio of wood bats to metal bats at a sporting goods store is 2:7. After 10 metal bats are sold, the ratio of wood bats is 3:8. How many wood bats are there at the store?

w/m = 2/7
w/(m10) = 3/8
clearing fractions, we have
7w = 2m
8w = 3m30
so,
m = 7w/2
8w = 3(7w/2)  30
16w = 21w  60
5w = 60
w = 12
m = 42
check:
12/42 = 2/7
12/32 = 3/8
ok!
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