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The difference between two whole numbers is $$66.$$ The ratio of the two numbers is $$2:5.$$ What are the two numbers?


Solution

Let the two numbers be $$2x$$ and $$5x.$$

Therefore,

$$5x-2x=66$$

$$3x=66$$

$$x=22$$

Hence, the numbers are $$44$$ and $$110.$$

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