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 October 29th, 2018, 01:25 AM #1 Senior Member   Joined: Aug 2014 From: India Posts: 343 Thanks: 1 Why 40 million ? why not just 40? Income of two companies A and B are in the ratio 5:8. Had the income of company A been more by Rs 25 million, the ratio of their income would have been 5:4 respectively. What is the income of company B? A) Income of two companies A and B = 5: 8 → 5X : 8X New ratio after adding 25 million = 5X/8X + 25 = 5/4 → (X+5)/2X = 1 → X = 5 Substitute X value in 8X to get income of company B → 5*8 = 40 million Here in last step; 5*8 is 40, but answer is 40 million. How so?
 October 29th, 2018, 02:28 AM #2 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,383 Thanks: 2011 If company A has income of Rs 5X and company B has income of Rs 8X, (5X + 25 million)/(8X) = 5/4, which implies X + 5 million = 2X, and so X = 5 million. Hence company B has income of Rs 8X = Rs 8*5 million = Rs 40 million.

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