Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 6 - Section 6.1 - Ratios and Rates - Exercise Set - Page 419: 76


The ratio of the width to the perimeter of the swimming pool is $\frac{1}{5}$

Work Step by Step

The ratio of x to y is equal to $\frac{x}{y}$. $\frac{5}{1}$ is the incorrect ratio because the value of the width is $30$ feet and the value of the perimeter is $150$ feet. $\frac{30}{150} = \frac{1}{5}$ and not $\frac{5}{1}$.
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