## Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall

# Skills Handbook - Simplifying Ratios - Exercises - Page 891: 9

#### Answer

$16y$

#### Work Step by Step

First, we rewrite the given ratio as a fraction: $\frac{4xy}{0.25x}$ Next, we find a common factor that is in both the numerator and the denominator, and factor it out: $\frac{0.25x(16y)}{(0.25x)1}$ When you divide any number by itself, you get $1$, so we can cancel out the common factor. This leaves us with $\frac{16y}{1}=16y$.

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