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123-x=118  1+y=16  x:y=

Jun 22nd, 2015

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From 123 -x = 118

Subtract 123 from both sides

123 -123 -x = 118 -123

0 -x = -5

-x = -5

x = 5     (check: 123 -5 =118)

From 1 + y = 16

y = 16 -1 =15    (check   1 + 15 = 16)

So x : y =  5 : 15

or x : y = 1 : 3 (dividing by 5)

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Jun 22nd, 2015

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