if one number is 16 more than the other one and if you divide the bigger number by the smaller number the answer is gonna be 1 4/7 ..fins both numbers..pls help

Guest Jan 26, 2019

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Let the smaller number be n. Then bigger number is n+16, so ratio of bigger to smaller is (n+16)/n, which we can write as 1 + 16/n

This has to equal 1 + 4/7 so we must have 16/n = 4/7

Multiply both sides by 7n to get: 16*7 = 4*n

Divide both sides by 4 to get 16*7/4 = n or n = 28

The larger number is therefore 28 + 16 or 44.

Alan Jan 26, 2019

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Best Answer

Let the smaller number be n. Then bigger number is n+16, so ratio of bigger to smaller is (n+16)/n, which we can write as 1 + 16/n

This has to equal 1 + 4/7 so we must have 16/n = 4/7

Multiply both sides by 7n to get: 16*7 = 4*n

Divide both sides by 4 to get 16*7/4 = n or n = 28

The larger number is therefore 28 + 16 or 44.

Alan Jan 26, 2019