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The ratio of x to y is 3 : 4, and the ratio of x + 7 to y + 7 is 4 : 5.

 Quantity A Quantity B $$\frac{x+14}{y+14}$$ $$\frac{5}{6}$$

A. The quantity in Column A is greater
B. The quantity in Column B is greater
C. The two quantities are equal
D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given

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From 2 equations, solving for x and y gives, x= 21 and y =28.

x+14/y+14 = 35/42

=5/6

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From 2 equations, solving for x and y gives, x= 21 and y =28.

x+14/y+14 = 35/42

=5/6

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Solve the equations given

$$\frac{x}{y}=\frac{3}{4}$$

$$4x=3y$$

Second equations

$$\frac{x+7}{y+7}=\frac{4}{5}$$

$$5x+35=4y+28$$ or $$5x-4y=-7$$.

Solving these 2 equations we get x=21 and y=28.

So $$\frac{x+14}{y+14}=\frac{21+14}{28+14}=\frac{35}{42}=\frac{5}{6}$$
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