# The ratio of quarters to dimes in a coin collection is 5:3. You add the same number of new quarters as dimes to the collection. Is the ratio of quarters to dimes still 5:3?

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Nov 19, 2016

#### Answer:

No

#### Explanation:

Let's do it this way - let's start with 5 Quarters and 3 Dimes. I'll write it this way:

and now we add some coins. I'll add 15 to each pile, which gives us:

Is

And so no, the ratio didn't stay the same: