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The width of rectangle A is 1/2 the width of Rectangle B. If the ratio of length to width of rectangle A is 3:2 and the ratio of length to width of rectangle B is 5:2 then what is the ratio of the areas of rectangle A to B.

Last edited by pieceofmoon on 13 May 2004, 18:21, edited 1 time in total.

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pieceofmoon wrote:

I have another math question

The width of rectangle A is 1/2 the width of Rectangle B. If the ratio of length to width of rectangle A is 3:2 and the ratio of length to width of rectangle B is 5:2 then what is the ratio of the areas of rectangle A to B.

WB = x, WA = x/2, LA = 3/2*x/2 = (3/4)x.

LB = 5/2x => SA/SB = (3/8)/[5/2] = 3/20.

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