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    Smile [SOLVED] Quick Help Needed Here ! Ratios and proportions

    The task says "Divide a six meters long pole to pieces of the scale 2:3"
    I don't get it? How could I count that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexandra View Post
    The task says "Divide a six meters long pole to pieces of the scale 2:3"
    I don't get it? How could I count that?
    One piece will be 2/5 th of the length of the pole and the other 3/5 th of the length of the pole, the pole is 6 metres.

    If you want to do this using only integer multiples of units convert to centimetres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexandra View Post
    The task says "Divide a six meters long pole to pieces of the scale 2:3"
    I don't get it? How could I count that?
    If you divide the log into (2+3) pieces and afterwards collect two and three pieces you are done.

    Therefore the two pieces are \dfrac65 \cdot 2 = 2.4\ m and \dfrac65 \cdot 3 = 3.6\ m
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