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Hi,
Need help to solve the following Math questions. Many thanks in advance.

1. The ratio of the number of stalks of carnation to the number of stalks of roses in a floral shop was 5:2. Each stalk of carnation costs $4, while each stalk of rose costs $6. The florist would be able to collect $4800 from the sale pf all his roses and carnations.
(a)How many stalks of roses were there?
(b)After selling some roses, the ratio of carnations to roses became 10:1. How many stalk of roses were sold?

 

2. The table below shows the pricing of 3 types of tickets.
Ferry-$30 Train-$20 Bus-$10

The ratio of the number of ferry tickets sold to the number of train tickets sold was 5:6. The ratio of the number of train tickets sold to the number of bus tickets sold was 4:11. The amount of money collected from the sale of bus tickets was $270 more than the amount of money collected from the sale of ferry tickets. How much more money was collected from the sale of ferry tickets than the train tickets?

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Hi

Q1.
carnation : roses (qty) = 5:2
carnation : roses (value) = 5×4: 2×6 = 20: 12 = 5u : 3u
Total 8u = $4800, 1u = $600

Number of carnation stalks = 5 x 600/4 = 750
Number of roses stalks = 3 x 600/6 = 300

After selling some roses,
carnation : roses (qty) = 10 : 1 = 750 : 75
Roses sold = 300 – 75 = 225 stalks.

Q2. use the same approach .. find the ratio for quantity, and then ratio for value…
Ferry tickets : Train tickets = 5 : 6
Train tickets : Bus tickets = 4 : 11
Ferry Tickets : Train Tickets : Bus Tickets = 10 : 12 : 33

Ferry Tickets : Train Tickets : Bus Tickets, in value
= 10×3 : 12×2 : 33×1
= 30 : 24 : 33
= 10u : 8u : 11u … should be able to complete the solution from here :smile:

cheers.

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Hi MathIzzzFun,
Once again, thanks for the solution! :thankyou:

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