Two numbers are in the ratio 5:6. If 8 is subtracted from each of the numbers, theratio becomes 4:5. Find the numbers.

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 32 & 40

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how to get this answer?

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two numbers are in the ratio 5:6 if 8 is subtracted from each of the numbers, the ratio becomes 4:5,find the numbers

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Let 1st number (numerator) be x

let 2nd number (denominator) be y

they are in ratio so theri ratio = x / y

as per sum

1 condition = x / y = 5 / 6

6x = 5y

6x - 5y = 0 ----- 1

2 condition = x-8 / y-8 = 4 / 5

5x - 4y = -32 + 40

5x - 4y = 8 ------- 2

By substitution method

x = 5y / 6 (from 1)

putting value of x in equation 2

5 ( 5y / 6 ) - 4y = 8

25y - 24y / 6 = 8

25y - 24y = 8 X 6

y = 48

putting value of y in equation 1

6x - 5(48) = 0

6x = 240

x = 240 / 6

x = 40

Value of x = 40

Value of y = 48

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thank u
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Let the number be 5x and 6x , then as per as the question
5x-8=4x  
=>x=8

6x-8=5x
=>x=8
Therefore the numbers are
5x=5(8)=40
6x=6(8)=48
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