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    [SOLVED] An odd proportion.

    I have a very strange proportion that I need to solve.

    the question is as follows:

    Complete. If x/y=3/5, then x/3=_______

    I have deduced that the answer must be either,3/3 or y/5, am I correct?


    Thanks in advance for the help!
    Last edited by haflore; May 20th 2008 at 07:58 AM.
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    It would appear that x=3. Then, x/3=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by haflore View Post
    I have a very strange proportion that I need to solve.

    the question is as follows:

    Complete. If x/y=3/5, then x/3=_______

    I have deduced that the answer must be either,3/3 or y/5, am I correct?


    Thanks in advance for the help!
    The correct answer is y/5. In order to arrive at that conclusion, multiply both sides of the original equation by y/3.
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    Whaaaaa! thanks for the quick replies, but now what do I do?

    Mr Fantastic I need a tie breaker!
    Last edited by haflore; May 20th 2008 at 07:54 AM.
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