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    I have to divide an exactly 19,685 feet long fishing rod to pieces with a 2:3 ratio. How is it done? Or is it possible at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WendyM View Post
    I have to divide an exactly 19,685 feet long fishing rod to pieces with a 2:3 ratio. How is it done? Or is it possible at all?
    Hi Wendy,

    That's one long fishing rod. Do you mean to separate this length into 2 lengths that are in a 2:3 ratio? If so,

    2x+3x=19685

    5x=19685

    x=3937

    \frac{2x}{3x}=\frac{2(3937)}{3(3937)}=\boxed{\frac  {7874}{11811}}=\frac{2}{3}

    If not, I don't know what you mean.
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