Quantcast

Got Homework?

Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.

  • across
    MIT Grad Student
    Online now
  • laura*
    Helped 1,000 students
    Online now
  • Hero
    College Math Guru
    Online now

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

ihatealgebrasomuch Group Title

can someone please explain to me how to use ratios? i completely forgot and need to know them for a test tomorrow! heres the question- The ratio of 2 consecutive sides of a parallelogram is 7:9. If the perimeter is 224cm, what is the length of the sides?

  • one year ago
  • one year ago

  • This Question is Closed
  1. ihatealgebrasomuch Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    can you explain in a bit more detail? @cherio12

    • one year ago
  2. cherio12 Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    a ratio is one thing divided by another. Sorry, i guess drawing the picture like that isn't the best idea to get the point across..1 second

    • one year ago
  3. cherio12 Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    for every 7 units on the one side you have 9 units on the other

    • one year ago
  4. cherio12 Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    wait...idk if i like that picture either..>.<

    • one year ago
  5. cherio12 Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    |dw:1355358572569:dw| try three...

    • one year ago
  6. ihatealgebrasomuch Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    okay so i would set 18x +7x equal to 224, and solve for x?

    • one year ago
  7. cherio12 Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    18x+14x you have two sides of both

    • one year ago
  8. ihatealgebrasomuch Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    oh yeah, i mean 14, forgot to add that one ;P

    • one year ago
  9. ihatealgebrasomuch Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    i got the right answer! thank you so much!!! XXX

    • one year ago
  10. cherio12 Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    no problem

    • one year ago
    • Attachments:

See more questions >>>

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.