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If x/y = c/d and d/c = b/a, which of the following must be

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If x/y = c/d and d/c = b/a, which of the following must be true?

I. y/x = b/a
II. x/a = y/b
III. y/a = x/b

(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) I and II only
(D) I and III only
(E) I, II, and III

OA C

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BTGmoderatorDC wrote:
If x/y = c/d and d/c = b/a, which of the following must be true?

I. y/x = b/a
II. x/a = y/b
III. y/a = x/b

(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) I and II only
(D) I and III only
(E) I, II, and III

OA C
We can use some convenient numbers:

x = 2, y = 3

c = 4, d = 6

b = 12, a = 8

Now we can analyze each Roman numeral:

I. 3/2 = 12/8 ?

3/2 = 3/2 ' I is true.

II. 2/8 = 3/12 ?

1/4 = 1/4 ' II is true.

III. 3/8 = 2/12 ?

3/8 ≠ 1/6 ' III is not True.

Answer: C

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