Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

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

Skills Handbook - Simplifying Ratios - Exercises - Page 891: 10



Work Step by Step

First, we rewrite the given ratio as a fraction: $\frac{1.5x}{5x}$ Next, we find a common factor that is in both the numerator and the denominator, and factor it out: $\frac{0.5x(3)}{(0.5x)(10)}$ When you divide any number by itself, you get $1$, so we can cancel out the common factor. This leaves us with $\frac{3}{10}$.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.