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    I need help this ratio problem

    If the ratio of x to y is 3/2 and the ratio of x to z is 7/4, what is the ratio of y to z?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sri340 View Post
    If the ratio of x to y is 3/2 and the ratio of x to z is 7/4, what is the ratio of y to z?

    sri
    Solve for y in the first ratio:

    y = \frac{2x}{3}

    Solve for z in the 2nd ratio:

    z = \frac{4x}{7}

    Now take y over z:

    \frac{y}{z} = \frac{2x/3}{4x/7}

    Simplifying gives you \frac{14x}{12x} = 7/6
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