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<math>\frac{a}{b} = \frac32</math>, so the answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(B) }\frac32}</math>. | <math>\frac{a}{b} = \frac32</math>, so the answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(B) }\frac32}</math>. |
Revision as of 18:41, 10 March 2020
- The following problem is from both the 2015 AMC 12A #4 and 2015 AMC 10A #6, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem
The sum of two positive numbers is times their difference. What is the ratio of the larger number to the smaller number?
Solution
Let be the bigger number and be the smaller.
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Multiplying out gives and rearranging gives and then solving gives
, so the answer is .
See Also
2015 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 5 |
Followed by Problem 7 | |
1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 | ||
All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
2015 AMC 12A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
Preceded by Problem 3 |
Followed by Problem 5 |
1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 | |
All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |
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