# The ratio of forks to knives in Kim's kitchen drawer is 4 to 5. There are 16 forks in the drawer. of 3. The How many knives are there?

The question is a little unclear to me, but if the "of 3" is absent, then:

Using the formula 16/4, which is 4, times 5 (since we have 4 sets and need to know how many knives), we can determine how many'sets' there are in 16 forks if the ratio is 4 to 5. This gives you 20 knives.

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To find the number of knives in Kim's kitchen drawer, you can use the given ratio of forks to knives, which is 4 to 5, along with the number of forks, which is 16.

First, calculate the ratio of forks to knives as a fraction: ( \frac{4}{5} ).

Then, set up a proportion using this ratio and the number of forks: ( \frac{4}{5} = \frac{16}{x} ), where ( x ) represents the number of knives.

To solve for ( x ), cross multiply: ( 4 \times x = 5 \times 16 ).

( 4x = 80 ).

Divide both sides by 4 to isolate ( x ): ( x = \frac{80}{4} = 20 ).

So, there are 20 knives in Kim's kitchen drawer.

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