math

Jonathan has 1/3 as many green marbles as he has red marbles and 1/6 as many red marbles as he has yellow marbles.What part of his collection is made up of yellow marbles?

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 94
asked by peter
  1. let the number of red marbles be x
    number of green marbles = (1/3)x = x/3
    yellow marbles = 6x

    red : green : yellow = x : x/3 : 6x
    = 3x : x : 18x

    for a total of 24x

    so yellows would be 18x/24x = 3/4 of his collection

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by Reiny
  2. 1. 9/11
    2. 1/6
    3. 2/11
    4. 3/22
    5. 1/22

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by peter
  3. G= (1/3) R , R = (1/6 ) Y , Y = 6R
    suppose total Marbels = G + R + Y = X
    Part of Y = Y/X = Y/ (G + R + Y) = 6R / (R/3 + R + 6R)
    = 18 R/ 22 R = 9/11

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by Sonu

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. math

    sally has a bag with red,blue, and green marbles. She has twice as many blue marbles as red marbles. She has 5 times as many green marbles as red marbles. Altogether she has 24 marbles. How many of each color marble does she have?

    asked by Anonymous on October 23, 2012
  2. Math

    A bowl has red,green and blue marbles.There are 95 red marbles.the nuber of blue marbles is 5 timesthe number of green mables altogether red and green marbles are 189 less then blue marbles .how may marbles are there in total

    asked by Adam on May 6, 2016
  3. Math

    A bag of marbles contains only green and red marbles. All of the marbles are the same size. If the probability of selecting a green marble is 1/2. Which is most likely to be the number of green and red marbles in the bag? A.2

    asked by Jerald on December 10, 2012
  4. Discrete Math

    A bag contains 5 red marbles, 4 yellow marbles, 3 green marbles, 2 orange marbles and 2 purple marbles. If three marbles are removed, what is the probability that at least one of them is red?

    asked by Steven on January 19, 2014
  5. Algebra

    Out of jar with 100 marbles, 49 are blue marbles, 7 are green marbles, 27 are red marbles and 17 are yellow marbles. What is the probability of drawing a red marble?

    asked by Denver on January 10, 2011
  6. Probability

    An urn contains 7 red marbles labeled {1,2,3,4,5,6,7} and 5 green marbles labeled {1,2,3,4,5}. Four marbles are pulled out at once. What is the probability that A. All four marbles are red? B. More of the marbles are green than

    asked by Tom on May 21, 2008
  7. pre-calculus

    An urn contains 7 red marbles labeled (1,2,3,4,5,6,7) and 5 green marbles labeled (1,2,3,4,5) four marbles are pulled out at once. what is the probability. A. all four marbles are red B. more of the marbles are green than red C.

    asked by Ron on May 16, 2011
  8. Math ~ Check Answers ~

    1. There are 35 marbles in a bag: 9 blue marbles, 8 green marbles, 4 red marbles, 8 white marbles, and 6 yellow marbles. Find P (red). Write the probability as a fraction in simplest form, a decimal, and a percent. a.) 4/31,

    asked by ChloƩ on April 21, 2014
  9. Math 1 question

    There are 35 marbles in a bag: 9 blue marbles, 8 green marbles, 4 red marbles, 8 white marbles, and 6 yellow marbles. Find P(red). Write the probability as a fraction in simplest form, a decimal, and a percent. four over

    asked by HeELP ME FAST!!! on May 24, 2014
  10. Math "Need Help Asap"!

    1.)There are 35 marbles in a bag:9 blue marbles, 8 marbles, 4 red marbles, 4 red marbles, 8 white marbles, & 6 yellow marbles. Find P(Red). Write the probability as a fraction in simplest form, a decimal, & a percent. A.)4/31,

    asked by #FreeGucci on April 27, 2016

More Similar Questions