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# Lisa has 12 more stickers than John, and together they have 60 stickers. What is the ratio of the number of Lisa’s stickers to the number of John’s stickers? Help please!!

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Answer:The ratio of the number of Lisa’s stickers to the number of John’s stickers is 3/2Step-by-step explanation:Step 1Letx ----> the number of stickers that Lisa hasy ----> the number of stickers that John haswe know that[tex]x+y=60[/tex] ------> equation A[tex]x=y+12[/tex] ----> equation BSolve the system by substitutionSubstitute equation B in equation A and solve for y[tex](y+12)+y=60\\ 2y=60-12\\ 2y=48\\ y=24[/tex]Find the value of x[tex]x=y+12[/tex] -----> [tex]x=24+12=36[/tex]thereforeLisa has 36 stickers and John has 24 stickersStep 2Find the ratio of the number of Lisa’s stickers to the number of John’s stickerssox/ysubstitute[tex]\frac{36}{24}=\frac{3}{2}[/tex]