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How many red bricks were used?

Red and gray bricks were used to build a decorative wall. The number of red blocks/number of gray bricks was 5/2. There were 175 bricks used in all. How many red bricks were used?
 
A) 25
B) 125
C) 50
D) 35
 
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The ratio of 5/2 indicates that for every 5 Red bricks 2 Gray bricks are used which means 5 red bricks out of 7 total bricks. 
 
Set it as a proportion
 
(5/7) x 175 = 125 
 
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