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# If the ratio of 4 to 5 1/2 is equal to the ratio of y to 2 3/8 then y

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Re: if the ratio of 4 to 5 1/2 is equal to the ratio of y to 2 3/8 then y [#permalink]
I don't understand the organization of the answers. Am I even interpreting the question correctly?

Am I supposed to be converting from mixed to improper fractions? 4 to 11/2 is equal to y to 19/8? What's the next step after?
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OCDianaOC wrote:
I don't understand the organization of the answers. Am I even interpreting the question correctly?

Am I supposed to be converting from mixed to improper fractions? 4 to 11/2 is equal to y to 19/8? What's the next step after?

If the ratio of $$4$$ to $$5\frac{1}{2}$$ is equal to the ratio of y to $$2\frac{3}{8}$$ then $$y =$$

(A) $$\frac{11}{8}$$

(B) $$\frac{3}{2}$$

(C) $$\frac{14}{9}$$

(D) $$\frac{19}{11}$$

(E) $$\frac{15}{8}$$

$$5\frac{1}{2}=\frac{11}{2}$$ and $$2\frac{3}{8}=\frac{19}{8}$$:

Given: $$\frac{4}{(\frac{11}{2})} = \frac{y}{(\frac{19}{8})}$$;

$$\frac{8}{11} = \frac{8y}{19}$$

$$y= \frac{19}{11}$$.

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Re: If the ratio of 4 to 5 1/2 is equal to the ratio of y to 2 3/8 then y [#permalink]
Bunuel wrote:
OCDianaOC wrote:
I don't understand the organization of the answers. Am I even interpreting the question correctly?

Am I supposed to be converting from mixed to improper fractions? 4 to 11/2 is equal to y to 19/8? What's the next step after?

If the ratio of $$4$$ to $$5\frac{1}{2}$$ is equal to the ratio of y to $$2\frac{3}{8}$$ then $$y =$$

(A) $$\frac{11}{8}$$

(B) $$\frac{3}{2}$$

(C) $$\frac{14}{9}$$

(D) $$\frac{19}{11}$$

(E) $$\frac{15}{8}$$

$$5\frac{1}{2}=\frac{11}{2}$$ and $$2\frac{3}{8}=\frac{19}{8}$$:

Given: $$\frac{4}{(\frac{11}{2})} = \frac{y}{(\frac{19}{8})}$$;

$$\frac{8}{11} = \frac{8y}{19}$$

$$y= \frac{19}{11}$$.

Oooooh! I finally understand now. Thank you, Bunuel! You're the best!
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Re: If the ratio of 4 to 5 1/2 is equal to the ratio of y to 2 3/8 then y [#permalink]
5(1/2)=11/2
2(3/8)=19/8

4/(11/2)=y/(19/8)
8/11=8y/19
y=19/11
So D should be the answer
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