## Elementary Geometry for College Students (7th Edition) Clone

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# Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Ratios, Rates, and Proportions - Exercises - Page 229: 34

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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