2015 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 6
- 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 1
Let be the bigger number and be the smaller.
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Multiplying out gives and rearranging gives and factorised into and then solving gives
, so the answer is .
Solution 2
Without loss of generality, let the two numbers be and , as they clearly satisfy the condition of the problem. The ratio of the larger to the smaller is .
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See Also
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