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Can someone pleas ehelp me with this question, i am confused.
Its solving porportions and i am doing
8:4:x = 2: y:6
how do i solve this?
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 one year ago
Can someone pleas ehelp me with this question, i am confused. Its solving porportions and i am doing 8:4:x = 2: y:6 how do i solve this?
 one year ago
 one year ago

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wioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It turns out into a system of equations.
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wioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[ 8:4:x=c(2:y:6) \\ 8 = 2c \\ 4 = cy\\ x = 6c \\ \]
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wioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
First solve for c, then solve for x and y.
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waheguruBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
where does the c come from?
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wioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
c is there to represent the fact that two proportional things are going to be equal if you multiply one of them by c.
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You need to find a c such that the above equation is true.
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waheguruBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I know a/b = c/d and a*d=b*c but this euqstion had 3 terms which is confusing me
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Have you solved for c?
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wioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[ \frac{8}{2} = \frac{4}{y} \\ \frac{8}{2} = \frac{x}{6} \]
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
$$8=2c$$ $$\frac{1}{2}*8=\frac{1}{2}*2c$$ $$4=(\frac{1}{2}*2)c$$ $$4=1c$$ $$4=c$$
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
$$ 8:4:x = 2: y:6$$ $$8:4:x = c(2: y:6)$$
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1360205915252:dw
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