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    Ratio Question

    If
    x=\frac{7}{10}y
    what is ratio y:x

    I come up with 7:10

    book says: 10:7

    Who is right?
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    y:x also means \dfrac{y}{x}

    What is y/x ?
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    thanks...but still not clear...who is right, me or the book?
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    What answer did you get with what I told you?
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    7:10
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    Nope, you've found the ratio of x:y
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    Come on!

    x = \dfrac{7y}{10}

    10x = 7y

    What is \dfrac{y}{x} = ?
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