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waheguru
 3 years 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?
waheguru
 3 years 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?

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anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It turns out into a system of equations.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[ 8:4:x=c(2:y:6) \\ 8 = 2c \\ 4 = cy\\ x = 6c \\ \]

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0First solve for c, then solve for x and y.

waheguru
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0where does the c come from?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0c is there to represent the fact that two proportional things are going to be equal if you multiply one of them by c.

skullpatrol
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You need to find a c such that the above equation is true.

waheguru
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I know a/b = c/d and a*d=b*c but this euqstion had 3 terms which is confusing me

skullpatrol
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Have you solved for c?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[ \frac{8}{2} = \frac{4}{y} \\ \frac{8}{2} = \frac{x}{6} \]

skullpatrol
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0$$8=2c$$ $$\frac{1}{2}*8=\frac{1}{2}*2c$$ $$4=(\frac{1}{2}*2)c$$ $$4=1c$$ $$4=c$$

skullpatrol
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0$$ 8:4:x = 2: y:6$$ $$8:4:x = c(2: y:6)$$

skullpatrol
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1360205915252:dw
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