# Two numbers are in the ratio of 4:7. If the difference between the two numbers is 48 find the sum of two numbers?

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by Doriethy

2014-11-12T20:23:49+08:00

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Let 'x' be the factor such that it can be expressed as 4x:7x
Since the difference is 48 then you'll have it as
7x - 4x = 48
3x = 48
x = 16
4x = 4(16)
= 64
7x = 7(16)
= 112
Getting the sum you'll have:
Sum = 64 + 112
= 176
2014-11-17T21:39:13+08:00

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4:7 can be written as 4x:7x
4x-7x=48
-3x=48
x=-16

Substitute but this time its addition
4x+7x=y
4(-16)+7(-16)=y
-64-112=y
y=-176