Find the ratio of x to y.
x/5=2/3=5/y
A. 2/3
B. 4/9
C. 1

- anonymous

Find the ratio of x to y.
x/5=2/3=5/y
A. 2/3
B. 4/9
C. 1

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- anonymous

Firstly equate x/5 = 2/3
Cross multiply it and then solve for x..
Can you do that???

- anonymous

no???????????????????????

- anonymous

Or you can instead of multiplying simply mutiply the upper equation by 5 both the sides..
This you can work out or not??

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- anonymous

no????? im confused?

- anonymous

Multiply both the sides, what you get???

- anonymous

what?

- anonymous

It is ok..
I will show you how to do this in a draw...
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Getting or not???

- anonymous

not?

- anonymous

Where you are facing problem just tell me...

- anonymous

Which step you are not getting tell me??

- anonymous

um the whole thing im lost beneath this world and the next lol? :P

- anonymous

Want to learn how we solve these type of problems or you are simply interested in only the answer of the problem??

- anonymous

First step is to equate the first two things because they are given equal..
So, we have done :
x/5 = 2/3
This step you got or not???

- anonymous

idk?

- anonymous

What you don't know??

- anonymous

any of it...... im dumb

- anonymous

See we are given :
x/5 = 2/3 = 5/y
Here we can equate any one of the three..
You can equate:
x/5 = 2/3
Or you can equate:
5/y = 2/3
Or you can also equate:
x/5 = 5/y..
This point is clear to you or not??

- anonymous

yes :)

- anonymous

So, can you please concentrate tell me why I am first equating x/5 = 2/3??
Point it out or not??

- anonymous

um to get rid of those and find the answer for that particular one?

- anonymous

Ha ha ha..
What is the question saying??
Concentrate on what we have to find..
We are to find x/y..
you will only be able to find x/y if you know the values of x and y else you can't..
So, by doing that I am finding the value of x..
Got or not??

- anonymous

yeah

- anonymous

So, tell me how you will find :
x/5 = 2/3
What will you do first??

- anonymous

cross multiply by taking 2*5 and 3*x

- anonymous

and that would be 10=3x then u divide by 3 and that would be 3.333333333333333

- anonymous

No no, you did right but do not take it in decimals,
You got x = 10/3
Right???

- anonymous

yes

- anonymous

For finding y value what will you equate???

- anonymous

2/3=5/y

- anonymous

Oh great yaar you are getting it..
Then you will find y now..
What is y??
calculate hurry up..

- anonymous

x/5=2/3
x=10/3
5/y=2/3
y/5=3/2
y=15/2
therefore, x/y=(10/3) / (15/2)
x/y=4/9

- anonymous

Don't look at the solution @wizmantr5
just solve it on your own..

- anonymous

2*y and 5*3 that would be 15=2y then u divide by 2 and that would be 7.5

- anonymous

Don't go in decimals,
See you got y = 15/2
Right???

- anonymous

yeah so its 4/9?

- anonymous

After finding y what you did next??

- anonymous

thats it

- anonymous

I think you after finding y just see the solution of RomeoRaj..
Did you??

- anonymous

yeah

- anonymous

ok

- anonymous

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- anonymous

ok

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