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
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Originally Posted by sri340 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: $\displaystyle y = \frac{2x}{3}$ Solve for z in the 2nd ratio: $\displaystyle z = \frac{4x}{7}$ Now take y over z: $\displaystyle \frac{y}{z} = \frac{2x/3}{4x/7}$ Simplifying gives you $\displaystyle \frac{14x}{12x} = 7/6$
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