Elementary Geometry for College Students (6th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole
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Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Ratios, Rates, and Proportions - Exercises - Page 217: 33

Answer

a=12 b=16

Work Step by Step

$\frac{a}{b}$=$\frac{3}{4}$ a=$\frac{3}{4}$b $\frac{a-2}{b-1}$=$\frac{2}{3}$ 3a-6=2b-2 3($\frac{3}{4}$b)-6=2b-2 $\frac{1}{4}$b=4 b=16 a=$\frac{3}{4}$(16) a=12
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