I am currently solving some Standardized test questions involving ratio rates.
I managed to solve cross multiplication word problems involving two columns which ended with something like
3 : 5
4 : x
so we get something like 3x = 20
I remember i also was (good) in solving problems with more than two columns something like
Men days Work
6 10 1/3
4 x 2/3
Which ended with equations like
6x10x2/3= 4x X x (1/3)
The above is just a part of an example. Does anyone know how you solve problems like the ones above with more than 2 columns ? Any suggested reading material that highlights the above trick ? What is this trick called ??