Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 16 - Cumulative Review - Page 568: 7


The solution of the equation $\frac{x}{17}=\frac{14.6}{38.5}$ is $x=6.45$.

Work Step by Step

$\begin{align} & \frac{x}{17}=\frac{14.6}{38.5} \\ & x=\frac{14.6}{38.5}\left( 17 \right) \\ & x=6.446 \end{align}$ Since the thousandth digit is greater than $5$, the hundredth digit will be raised by $1$. Therefore, the solution up to three significant digits will be $x=6.45$.
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