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the ratio of chocolate cones to vanilla cones sold at an ice cream shop is 5:4 if 54 cones were sold how many were chocolate?

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  1. Cross multiply and solve for x.

    5/9 = x/54

  2. I think Ms Sue misread the question.

    let the number of chocs be 5x
    let the number of vanillas be 4x

    5x + 4x=54
    9x=54
    x = 6
    so number of chocolates = 5x = 30
    number of vanillas = 4x = 24

    check:
    total is 54
    and 30:24 = 5:4

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  3. Sorry Ms Sue, your answer will produce the right answer.
    Should have looked at your fraction more carefully.

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