Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Ratio and Proportion - Review Exercises: 55

Answer

$\frac{15}{4}$

Work Step by Step

We can write the given ratio as a fraction and then simplify in lowest terms. Since 1 yard has 3 feet, we can write 10 yards as $(10\times3)=30$ feet. $\frac{30feet}{8feet}$ Since both the denominator and numerator have the same unit, we can divide out the common unit. $\frac{30}{8}=\frac{30\div2}{8\div2}=\frac{15}{4}$
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