The ratio of the number of apples Nicole and Hannah had was 1:3. When Nicole bought 4 more apple and Hannah bought 3 more apples, the ratios became 1:2. Find the number of applles Hannah had in the end.

Guest Jun 6, 2021

#1**0 **

Originally n = 3 h

then n+4 = 2 ( h+3 ) sub in the first equation

3h + 4 = 2 ( h +3)

h = 2 2 + 3 = 5 apples in the end for H

ElectricPavlov Jun 6, 2021

#4**0 **

You are right ! I got it backwards !

I am unable to edit it now ..... hopefully your answer will be read ! THANX, JKP !

ElectricPavlov
Jun 6, 2021

#2**+1 **

n-number of apples Nicole has at first

h-number of apples Hannah has at first

n/h=1/3

h=3n

(n+4)/(h+3)=1/2

2n+8=h+3

substitute h=3n

2n+8=3n+3

n=5

h=15

15+3=**18**

JP

JKP1234567890 Jun 6, 2021