# Two numbers are in the ratio 5:3. If they differ by 18, what are the numbers?

Let the common ratio be x.

Then, the numbers are 5 x and 3 x.

Given: Difference of numbers is 18

Now,

Difference of 5x and 3x = 18

5 x – 3 x = 18

2 x = 18

x = Therefore, one number is 5 × 9 = 45 and other number is 3 × 9 = 27.

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