# Question #7588c

##### 1 Answer

Dec 23, 2016

#### Answer:

Any multiple of 5 greater than 20 is a possible number of marbles.

#### Explanation:

There are many, many possible answers to this question.

If there are exactly 20 marbles in the bag, how many of each colour are there?

There will be 8 white and 12 blue marbles, meaning 20 altogether.

Remember that a ratio can be written as a fraction:

We can write the following equivalent fractions:

The possible number of marbles in the bag could be:

(Note that 2+3 = 5)