# SOLUTION: This problem makes sense to me in that it deals with a ratio of nuts to bolts. However, I can't see where you can get a definitive number of bolts out of the equation, and also whe

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 Question 52817: This problem makes sense to me in that it deals with a ratio of nuts to bolts. However, I can't see where you can get a definitive number of bolts out of the equation, and also whether or not you should answer once the 15 nuts have been added to the box or prior to this occurance. Maybe that doesn't matter anyway. Thanks for your help: There are bolts and nuts in a box. The number of bolts are 88 times as many as nuts. If 15 more nuts are put in the box, there will be only 64 times as many bolts as nuts. How many bolts are in the box? Answer by AnlytcPhil(1277)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!```This problem makes sense to me in that it deals with a ratio of nuts to bolts. However, I can't see where you can get a definitive number of bolts out of the equation, and also whether or not you should answer once the 15 nuts have been added to the box or prior to this occurance. Maybe that doesn't matter anyway. Thanks for your help: There are bolts and nuts in a box. The number of bolts are 88 times as many as nuts. If 15 more nuts are put in the box, there will be only 64 times as many bolts as nuts. How many bolts are in the box? >>...The number of bolts are 88 times as many as nuts...<< Translation: B = 88N >>...If 15 more nuts are put in the box,...<< Translation: There will be N+15 nuts in the box >>...there will be only 64 times as many bolts as nuts...<< Translation: B will be only 64 times N+15 Or B = 64(N + 15) So you have this system of equations: B = 88N B = 64(N + 15) Can you solve that system? If not post again. Answer: B = 40, N = 3520 Edwin```