# Twonumber are in the ratio 5:3 ifthey difference is 18 what is the number

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2015-12-15T16:34:57+05:30

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Let the no.s be 5x and 3x .
5x-3x=18
2x=18
x=9
The no.s are 5x, 5*9=45
3x;3*9=27
2015-12-15T17:13:54+05:30

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Given ratio of two numbers 5:3
Let the numbers be 5x and 3x
Given that their difference is 18
⇒5x-3x = 18
⇒2x = 18
⇒x = 18/2
∴x = 9
∴The numbers are 5x and 3x = 5(9) and 3(9)
45 and 27 are the numbers