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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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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 $$\frac{length}{8}=\frac{3.3}{2}$$ --> $$length=8*\frac{3.3}{2}=13.2$$.

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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

l:w
3.3:2

given width is 8 then 2 *4 ....

we have to do the same with L to find the right ratio.

3.3 * 4 approx 13
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Answer $$= 3.3 * \frac{8}{2} = 13.2$$

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07 Mar 2016, 20:22
ratio is 3.3:2 and width is 8 which means multiplier is 4 (2*4=8). Hence multiply length by 4 as well, instead of 3.3 take 3
so length is 3*4=12 since it is just over it the answer should be 13 (to check multiply 0.3*4=1.2 and add to 12)
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