anonymous
  • anonymous
i need help doing ratios.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
What about ratios?
anonymous
  • anonymous
like how to do them. ex. how would i figure out 3:5???
anonymous
  • anonymous
divide 3 by 5, or .6

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anonymous
  • anonymous
anything written like x:y is like taking x/y
anonymous
  • anonymous
ohh. so all i have to do is divide 3 and 5 and it would give me my answer?
anonymous
  • anonymous
if a decimal is what you are looking for then yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
what about if it is not going to be a decimal answer?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Then you just leave it like 3/5
anonymous
  • anonymous
it depends on what the ratio is... sometimes your ratio will be getting smaller hence giving you a number larger than 1
anonymous
  • anonymous
There is alot you can do with ratios
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes there is... o kay so how would you solve this? if 34= 6 what would 54= (problem is 34:54)
anonymous
  • anonymous
I would write that as 34/6=54/x and cross multiply to solve for x
anonymous
  • anonymous
34x=54*6 x=324/34 x=9.53
anonymous
  • anonymous
ohh thank you for your help

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