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The ratio of the ages of A and B is 7 : 11. Which of the following can
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02 Dec 2023, 10:11
Since their ratios are 7:11 but we don't know their actual current ages, we can set up the fraction:
\(\frac{7x}{11x} \) = current ages, where x is an integer. E.g., if their actual ages are 7 and 11, x = 1.
Then add 5 to both to get the ratio of their ages after 5 years: \(\frac{7x+5}{11x+5}\)
I'd plug in values for x to see possible ratios:
x = 1: 3/4
x = 2: 19/27 <-- not an option
x = 3: 13/19 <-- not an option
x = 4: 33/49 <-- not an option
x = 5: 2/3 <-- This is an option