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Faman39
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Two lines are related by the scale 4 centimeters5 decimeters. How many times larger is the larger line?
1.25
12.5
125
1,250
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Faman39 Group Title
Two lines are related by the scale 4 centimeters5 decimeters. How many times larger is the larger line? 1.25 12.5 125 1,250
 one year ago
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LukeBlueFive Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
1 decimeter = 10 centimeters So: 5 decimeters = 50 centimeters
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Faman39 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So how will i do this?
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LukeBlueFive Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
To find the ratio of how much longer something is than something else, you divide it. For example: \[\frac{100ft}{10ft} = 10\] Which means that something 100 feet long is 10 times longer than something 10 feet long.
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Faman39 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Are we have to divide 4/5
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LukeBlueFive Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well, you can only divide values with like terms, and centimeters ≠ decimeters. Also, to avoid confusion, put the larger number on top when dividing.
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LukeBlueFive Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Your answer was 1?
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Faman39 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
no you told to divide 5/4
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Faman39 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
isnt tht u mean ?
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LukeBlueFive Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well, if you divide: \[\frac{5 decimeters}{4centimeters}\] You'll get the ratio of 5 decimeters to 4 centimeters, which isn't what the problem's asking for. It wants to know their relative distances, so you need to change 5 decimeters into the equivalent number of centimeters, using the following equation: \[x centimeters = 10xdecimeters\] Or, in other words, there are 10 centimeters in every decimeter.
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LukeBlueFive Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Sorry, the equation is actually: \[centimeters = 10x decimeters\] Where x is the number of decimeters
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Faman39 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
50 /40 1. 25
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LukeBlueFive Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Close. Leave the bottom number as 4, since it's already in centimeters.
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Faman39 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
12.5, thank you sooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!! your terrifically great!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LukeBlueFive Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
No problem, just glad it all worked out in the end.
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Faman39 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Sorry, for me you had to take too pressure, i am extremely sorry for troubling
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LukeBlueFive Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It's fine, really.
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Faman39 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
:) thank you
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