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If 5X=6Y and XY does not equal 0, what is the ratio of 1/5X to 1/6Y?

a). 26/6

b). 36/25

c). 6/5

d). 5/6

e). 25/36

Originally posted by popawilly94 on 29 Dec 2018, 13:20.
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If 5X=6Y and XY does not equal 0, what is the ratio of 1/5X to 1/6Y?


It is simply 1:1

\(\frac{1}{5X} to \frac{1}{6Y} = \frac{1}{5X} divided \frac{1}{6Y} = \frac{1}{5X} * 6Y = \frac{6Y}{5X}\)

since 5X and 6Y are equal, so the ratio is 1:1

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given
5X=6Y and XY does not equal 0,
lLets get the fraction in the form X/Y
X/Y = 6/5---(1)
now
1/5X/1/6Y
= 6X/5Y ---- (2)
Substitute the value from equation 1 to equation 2

6*6/5*5
36/25
thus the ratio of 1/5X to 1/6Y =36/25
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New post 30 Dec 2018, 10:07
globaldesi wrote:
given
5X=6Y and XY does not equal 0,
lLets get the fraction in the form X/Y
X/Y = 6/5---(1)
now
1/5X/1/6Y
= 6X/5Y ---- (2)
Substitute the value from equation 1 to equation 2

6*6/5*5
36/25
thus the ratio of 1/5X to 1/6Y =36/25
Answer B


I think 1/5X/1/6Y = 6Y/5X
Am i wrong?
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New post 30 Dec 2018, 19:07
Mahmoudfawzy83 wrote:
globaldesi wrote:
given
5X=6Y and XY does not equal 0,
lLets get the fraction in the form X/Y
X/Y = 6/5---(1)
now
1/5X/1/6Y
= 6X/5Y ---- (2)
Substitute the value from equation 1 to equation 2

6*6/5*5
36/25
thus the ratio of 1/5X to 1/6Y =36/25
Answer B


I think 1/5X/1/6Y = 6Y/5X
Am i wrong?

What you wrote is correct.. 1/(5X) / 1/(6Y)will be read as 6Y/5X. However without explicit brackets. The correct way to read it is (1/5)X/(1/6)Y.

Bunuel sometime back posted a similar question and explained it

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