Elementary Geometry for College Students (5th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1439047901
ISBN 13: 978-1-43904-790-3

Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Ratios, Rates, and Proportions - Exercises: 32

Answer

a=8 b=12

Work Step by Step

$\frac{a}{b}$=$\frac{2}{3}$ a=$\frac{2}{3}$b $\frac{a-2}{b-2}$=$\frac{3}{5}$ 5a-10=3b-6 5($\frac{2}{3}$b)=3b+4 $\frac{1}{3}$b=4 b=12 a=$\frac{2}{3}$(12) a=8
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