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In a hardware store the ratio of shovels to rakes is 3:5. If there are 10 more rakes than shovels, how many rakes are there in the hardware store?

I know shovels = r-10 but don't know where to go from there?

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1. if there are 8x tools, then there are 3x shovels and 5x rakes. So,

5x = 3x+10
x=5

so, there are 15 shovels and 25 rakes

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