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    Exclamation Converting Fractions

    Hi all, trying to convert some fractions and i'm a bit stuck as to how to do it.
    Say i have this fraction: 135/1366
    And i want to convert it to a fraction of something on 50. i.e x/50

    how do i go about this?

    Thanks for your help, first post!

    Regards
    jake
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    You have to find a number that is a factor of both 135 and 1366.

    Can you think of any?
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    You can construct an equation for that.

    \frac{135}{1366} = \frac{x}{50}

    Solve for x, the numerator of the fraction. To to this, multiply every term by 50, like this:

    \frac{135}{1366} \times 50 = \frac{x}{50} \times 50

    \frac{135}{1366} \times 50 = x

    You can simplify x now
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