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# Pls help. Tq

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A total of 420 green marbles and red marbles were put into Box A

and Box B respectively. There were 1 1/2 times as many red marbles as

green marbles. Some yellow marbles were put into Box B. For every

3 green marbles in Box A, 16 blue ones were added into Box A.

Box A then had four times as many marbles as Box B. What was the

ratio of the number of yellow marbles to the number of blue marbles?

Oct 2, 2021

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I have looked at this question and I do not think that there is enough information given.

When you get the answer (preferably with working) can you please share it with this forum.

Oct 4, 2021
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That is what the question says.

Guest Oct 4, 2021
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Yes I understand that, I was not accusing you of leaving anything out.

I just wonder if the original asker of the question left something out.

I assume you copied and pasted the question?

"A total of 420 green marbles and red marbles were put into Box A

and Box B respectively. There were 1 1/2 times as many red marbles as

green marbles. Some yellow marbles were put into Box B. For every

3 green marbles in Box A, 16 blue ones were added into Box A.

Box A then had four times as many marbles as Box B. What was the

ratio of the number of yellow marbles to the number of blue marbles?"

Melody  Oct 4, 2021
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No i wrote it. I was looking at them and they both had same words.

i wonder if anyone is going to answer

Guest Oct 4, 2021
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420 green and red marbles Put into box A and

Box B respectively

1 1/2 times as many red marble as green

marble

-> Let green marble x

3/2x + x = 420

5x = 840

x = 168 = green marble in Box A

Red marble = 252 in Box B

Some yellow marble in Box B

Let's say y no. of yellow marble in B added

for every 3 green marbles in A, 16 blue were

-> green marble in A = 168

for every 3, 16 blue added = 168/3 * 16

Now Box A had four times as B

896 + 168 = (252 + y) 4

252 + y = 266

y = 14

now, what is the ratio of number of yellow

to the number of blue marbles

=         14/896

=     1/64

=  1:64

Oct 4, 2021
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Ok yea, that is the correct answer.

Guest Oct 5, 2021
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Is that your way of saying thanks to apsig.. ?

Melody  Oct 5, 2021
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I didn't type that. Probably a guest impersonating me.

Guest Oct 5, 2021
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A guest impersonating a guest.   Is that your humor input?  Yes, it is mildly amusing.

But still no 'thank you'.

Melody  Oct 6, 2021
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I read it as a total of 420 marbles put into box A and box B.

...  Some in box A and some in box B.

That is why I could not do it.

Thanks aps..

It does say a TOTAL of 420 marbles so it is badly worded.

It should have said 420 marbles are put into each of the two boxes.

Oct 4, 2021
edited by Melody  Oct 4, 2021
edited by Melody  Oct 4, 2021