The
ratio of the number of apples in Box A to the number of apples in Box B
is 3 : 2. All the apples in Box B are green. The ratio of the number of
green to the number of red apples in Box A is 4 : 5. There are 20 more
green apples in Box B than in Box A. How many red apples are there?

Solution

* 4 units of green apples + 5 units of red ---- 9 units in Box A

** 3 units in Box A (x 3) ---- 9 units, hence 2 units in Box B (x 3) will give 6 units.

Green Apples

Box B - Box A ----- 20

6 units - 4 units ----- 20

2 units ----- 20

1 unit ----- 20 divided by 2 = 10

Red Apples

5 units ----- 5 x 10 = 50

Answer: 50 red apples

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