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easy but...

Post Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:42 pm
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    22. The ratio 2 to 1/3 is equal to the ratio
    (A) 6to1
    (B) 5to1
    (C) 3to2
    (D) 2to3
    (E) 1to6

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    Post Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:40 pm
    There are multiple ways you could do this.

    One is to multiply both sides of the ratio, 2:1/3.

    Try multiplying both sides by 3 to make 1/3 into the integer, 1.

    You get 6:1.

    That matches answer choice A.

    Another way to do it is to convert 2 to 1/3's.

    2 = 6/3. So the ratio becomes 6/3:1/3, which is obviously 6:1, matching answer choice A.

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    Post Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:53 pm
    MalcolmW wrote:
    22. The ratio 2 to 1/3 is equal to the ratio
    (A) 6to1
    (B) 5to1
    (C) 3to2
    (D) 2to3
    (E) 1to6
    2 to 1/3 = 2 : 1/3 = 2/(1/3) = 2(3/1) = 6/1 = 6 : 1 = 6 to 1 = A

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