The total number of pears eaten by Pete and two of his friends, Tweet and Honk, (during this visit to the pear tree) were in the ratio of 2 : 3 : 5 respectively. If Pete ate 12 less pears than Honk, how many pears did Tweet eat during this time
I got 12 for tweet by:
then i did substitution
Which means x=4 and that means Tweet ate 12. Is this correct?
P T H
2+3+5 = 10
from 2 to 5 is 2 /10 of the total and this equals 12
T ate 3/10 of the total which is 18