# The ratio of forks to knives in Mabel's kitchen drawer is 4 to 5. There are 16 forks in the drawer. How many knives are there?

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Oct 30, 2016

20 knives

#### Explanation:

Set up the problem as a ratio of forks to knives.

Cross multiply

Dividide both sides by 4.

Oct 30, 2016

**This means that there are 16 forks and 20 knives.**