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The ratio of the amount of turkey to the amount of chicken at the grocery store was 8:3 in the morning. By the end of the day, 14 pounds of turkey had been sold. The ratio of the amount of turkey to the amount of chicken was now 3:2.
a. How many pounds of turkey did the grocery store have in the morning?
b. How many pounds of chicken did the grocery store have in the morning?

 May 14, 2021
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8/11 x = t        3/11 x = c

 

(8/11 x - 14) = 3/5 (x-14)

(40-33)/55  x = 14 - 3/5 ( 14)

7/55  x = 28/5

x = 44 pounds initially       8/11 (44 ) = turkey = 32 pounds initially     3/11 (42) = chicken = 12 pounds

 May 14, 2021

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