# Thread: algebraic ratio

1. ## algebraic ratio

I was given this problem without any example/instruction, I'm 99% sure I have the correct way to solve plus the correct answer, but I'd just like someone to confirm:

If 2x to 5y is 3:4, what is x:y

2. Originally Posted by Chizum
I was given this problem without any example/instruction, I'm 99% sure I have the correct way to solve plus the correct answer, but I'd just like someone to confirm:

If 2x to 5y is 3:4, what is x:y

Yes, 15:8 is the correct answer.

3. Are there any shortcuts/easy ways to solve this? (besides just plugging in)