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The sum of two numbers is 80. The ratio of those two numbers is 3:5 . Find the larger number.

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  1. the numbers are 3x and 5x.

    so, add them up, solve for x, and ...

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  2. is it 8x

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  3. Can you help ms.sue with this one.

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  4. well, yes. The next step is to use their sum to actually find x's value:

    8x=80
    x=10

    Now, you can get the two numbers, once you know x.

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