Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Ratio and Proportion - 5.1 Ratios - 5.1 Exercises - Page 335: 2


If both quantities in a ratio have the same units. That means we can divide out common unit.

Work Step by Step

You can divide out common units just like you divided out common factors when writing fractions in lowest terms The ratio of length to width is $\frac{14 ft}{11 ft}$ Divide out ft unit from numerator and denominator
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