Find A:B, if (2A+4B)/(2A-4B) =3/2

I start with 2A+4B=3A-6B...

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- Jul 26th 2010, 06:04 AMsfspitfire23ratios
Find A:B, if (2A+4B)/(2A-4B) =3/2

I start with 2A+4B=3A-6B... - Jul 26th 2010, 06:07 AMBacteriusQuote:

Find A:B, if (2A+4B)/(2A-4B) =3/2

I start with 2A+4B=3A-6B...

(scratch what was there before)

You could just cross-multiply :

$\displaystyle 2(2A + 4B) = 3(2A - 4B)$

Then expand :

$\displaystyle 4A + 8B = 6A - 12B$

Simplify :

$\displaystyle 20B = 2A$

Simplify again :

$\displaystyle 10B = A$

Finally :

$\displaystyle 10 = \frac{A}{B}$

Does it make sense ? - Jul 26th 2010, 06:09 AMAlso sprach Zarathustra
2a+4b=3

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2a-4b=2 - Jul 26th 2010, 06:35 AMArchie Meade
which is fine as the numerator is one and a half times the denominator.

then $\displaystyle 2A-2A+4B=3A-2A-6B\ \Rightarrow\ 4B=A-6B$

$\displaystyle 4B+6B=A+6B-6B=A$

$\displaystyle 10B=A\ \Rightarrow\ 10=\frac{A}{B}\ \Rightarrow\ A:B=10:1$

Or...

$\displaystyle \frac{2A+4B}{2A-4B}=\frac{3}{2}\ \Rightarrow\ \frac{2(2A+4B)}{2A-4B}=3$

$\displaystyle \Rightarrow\ 4A+8B=3(2A-4B)\ \Rightarrow\ 4A+8B=6A-12B$

$\displaystyle 20B=2A$ - Jul 26th 2010, 06:39 AMBacterius
Thanks Archie, for making me notice a typo in my post (fixed by the way). Enough math for me for today - too much mistakes.

Nice working also (Yes)