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The ratio of the length to the width of a rectangular advertising display is approximately 3.3 to 2. If the width of the display is 8 meters, what is the approximate length of the display, in meters?

(A) 7
(B) 11
(C) 13
(D) 16
(E) 26
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Re: The ratio of the length to the width of a rectangular advert [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 09:15
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The ratio of the length to the width of a rectangular advertising display is approximately 3.3 to 2. If the width of the display is 8 meters, what is the approximate length of the display, in meters?

(A) 7
(B) 11
(C) 13
(D) 16
(E) 26


Given that \frac{length}{width}=\frac{3.3}{2}. Since width=8, then \frac{length}{8}=\frac{3.3}{2} --> length=8*\frac{3.3}{2}=13.2.

Answer: C.
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