Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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Chapter 6 - Section 6.2 - Proportions - Exercise Set - Page 427: 32


$\frac{5}{3}=\frac{7}{5}$ False

Work Step by Step

x is to y is the same as $\frac{x}{y}$ To determine if a proportion is true, we have to find if the cross products are equal. The cross products of $\frac{a}{b}=\frac{c}{d}$ are $a \cdot d$ and $b \cdot c$. Five is to three as seven is to five is the same as $\frac{5}{3}=\frac{7}{5}$ This proportion is false because $5*5=25, 7*3=21, 25 \neq 21$
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