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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:

Peet=p

Tweet=t

Honk=h

 

T/H=3/5

P/T=2/3

2T=3P

T=3/2P

T=3/5H

then i did substitution

3/2P=3/5H

3P=6/5H

3(H-12)=6/5H

H=20

Which means x=4 and that means Tweet ate 12. Is this correct?

 Jan 7, 2020
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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 

 Jan 7, 2020
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Sorry.... from P to H is   3/10 of the total and this = 12

   T ate 3/10 of the total.....so 12     Yes....correct...ignore my first answer above...   cheeky

 Jan 7, 2020
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thank u!

xxJenny1213xx  Jan 7, 2020

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