Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281159
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-115-6

Chapter 7 - Similarity - 7-1 Ratios and Proportions - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 436: 10


$\frac{1}{6}$ or 1:6

Work Step by Step

Convert both measurements to inches. The height of a table tennis net is 6 in. The height of a tennis net is 3 ft = 36 in. (remember there are 12 inches in a foot) This gives you the proportion $\frac{6}{36}$. Simplifying by dividing the numerator and denominator by 6 gives you $\frac{1}{6}.$ The proportion can either be written as $\frac{1}{6}$ or 1:6
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