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# Which three of the following fractions are equivalent? v =

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Which three of the following fractions are equivalent?
v = 5W/800 = 0.05x/0.08 = 0.5y/0.8 = 0.05z/0.8 = 0.05/0.008

(A) v, w, and x
(B) v, x, and y
(C) w, x, and y
(D) w, y, and z
(E) x, y, and z

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Re: PS-Equivalent Fractions [#permalink]

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09 Sep 2008, 10:15
Is it B?

I am not sure what the meaning of equivalent is.
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Re: PS-Equivalent Fractions [#permalink]

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09 Sep 2008, 11:34
klb15 wrote:
Which three of the following fractions are equivalent?
v = 5W/800 = 0.05x/0.08 = =0.5y/0.8 = 0.05z/0.8 = 0.05/0.008

(A) v, w, and x
(B) v, x, and y
(C) w, x, and y
(D) w, y, and z
(E) x, y, and z

looks like something missing .
Please check
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Re: PS-Equivalent Fractions [#permalink]

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12 Sep 2008, 03:19
The question is still wrong somewhere. If you solve all the individual equations then:

v = 6.25
w = 1000
x = 10
y = 10
z = 100

The only two that are equivalent are x and y.
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Re: PS-Equivalent Fractions [#permalink]

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20 Sep 2008, 07:17
The ans is B. Can anyone post a good explanation?
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Re: PS-Equivalent Fractions [#permalink]

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20 Sep 2008, 08:48
klb15 wrote:
Which three of the following fractions are equivalent?
v = 5W/800 = 0.05x/0.08 = 0.5y/0.8 = 0.05z/0.8 = 0.05/0.008

(A) v, w, and x
(B) v, x, and y
(C) w, x, and y
(D) w, y, and z
(E) x, y, and z

I don't even understand the question
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Re: PS-Equivalent Fractions [#permalink]

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20 Sep 2008, 16:32
alt wrote:
The question is still wrong somewhere. If you solve all the individual equations then:

v = 6.25
w = 1000
x = 10
y = 10
z = 100

The only two that are equivalent are x and y.

Exactly. I solved this twice now and I am seeing the same results.

Some thing is wrong with original Q. its easy to misplace a decimal point. Please verify
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