2019 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 11

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Problem

Two jars each contain the same number of marbles, and every marble is either blue or green. In Jar $1$ the ratio of blue to green marbles is $9:1$, and the ratio of blue to green marbles in Jar $2$ is $8:1$. There are $95$ green marbles in all. How many more blue marbles are in Jar $1$ than in Jar $2$?

$\textbf{(A) } 5\qquad\textbf{(B) } 10 \qquad\textbf{(C) }25  \qquad\textbf{(D) } 45  \qquad \textbf{(E) } 50$

Solution

Call the amount of marbles in each jar $x$, because they are equivalent. Thus, $\frac{x}{10}$ is the amount of green marbles in $1$, and $\frac{x}{9}$ is the amount of green marbles in $2$. $\frac{x}{9}+\frac{x}{10}=\frac{19x}{90}$, $\frac{19x}{90}=95$, and $x=450$ marbles in each jar. Because the $\frac{9x}{10}$ is the amount of blue marbles in jar $1$, and $\frac{8x}{9}$ is the amount of blue marbles in jar $2$, $\frac{9x}{10}-\frac{8x}{9}=\frac{x}{90}$, so there must be $5$ more marbles in jar $1$ than jar $2$. The answer is $\boxed{A}$

See Also

2019 AMC 10B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 10
Followed by
Problem 12
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