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The ratio of red balls to green balls is 4:3. Three green balls need

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The ratio of red balls to green balls is 4:3. Three green balls need to be added in order for there to be the same number of green balls and red balls. How many red balls are there?


A. 3
B. 4
C. 8
D. 12
E. 24

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Let the red balls be 4x and green be 3x.
Questions says : When three green balls are added to existing green balls the number for total green and red balls becomes equal.
3x + 3= 4x

Hence,
x=3

Original red balls were 4x hence 12.

Option (D) is our choice.

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The ratio of red balls to green balls is 4:3. Three green balls need to be added in order for there to be the same number of green balls and red balls. How many red balls are there?

3

4

8

12

24

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Initial \(\frac{Red \quad Balls}{Green \quad Balls}=\frac{4x}{3x}\)

After adding \(3\) Green balls,\(\frac{Red \quad Balls}{Green \quad Balls}=\frac{4x}{3x+3}=1\)

\(4x=3x+3\)

\(x=3\)

Number of Red balls \(= 4x = 4*3=12\)
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Baten80 wrote:
The ratio of red balls to green balls is 4:3. Three green balls need to be added in order for there to be the same number of green balls and red balls. How many red balls are there?


A. 3
B. 4
C. 8
D. 12
E. 24


We can let the number of red balls and green balls be 4x and 3x, respectively. Thus, we can create the equation:

3x + 3 = 4x

3 = x

Therefore, there are 4(3) = 12 red balls.

Answer: D
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Baten80 wrote:
The ratio of red balls to green balls is 4:3. Three green balls need to be added in order for there to be the same number of green balls and red balls. How many red balls are there?


A. 3
B. 4
C. 8
D. 12
E. 24


Red Green
4X 3X

Now 4x=3x+3
x=3

Total Red Balls= 4*3= 12
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