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# The sum of two positive numbers is 5 times their difference. What is

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The sum of two positive numbers is 5 times their difference. What is the ratio of the larger number to the smaller number?

(A) 5/4
(B) 3/2
(C) 9/5
(D) 2
(E) 5/2

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25 Apr 2019, 02:15
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Bunuel wrote:
The sum of two positive numbers is 5 times their difference. What is the ratio of the larger number to the smaller number?

(A) 5/4
(B) 3/2
(C) 9/5
(D) 2
(E) 5/2

x + y = 5( x - y)

6y = 4x

6/4 = x/y

x/y = 3/2.

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27 Apr 2019, 03:57
Bunuel wrote:
The sum of two positive numbers is 5 times their difference. What is the ratio of the larger number to the smaller number?

(A) 5/4
(B) 3/2
(C) 9/5
(D) 2
(E) 5/2

a+b= 5* ( a+b)
4a=6b
a/b= 3/2
IMO B
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24 May 2019, 03:44

3+2=5
3-2=1

1*5=5

Hence 3/2 is correct

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