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I need to re-open this subject as I feel Ill understand better.
Whoa, I feel like your shooting my head. Can you break it down with my original book example, I may get the math more easier ?
Firstly it does not really matter if you get a decimal and second you do not necessarily have to be concerned about whether the
I have to always divide the smallest number of a larger ratio into the bigger number ? If so I'm always going to get a decimal.
So that would make the multipler:
Let's check it works:
Now use the same multiplier to get the other two values in the ratio.
That's the problem.
A similar problem arises if you try to use 24 and 9 to get a multiplier.
Are you sure that the original problem is typed correctly?
When you are converting a ratio by scaling it up or down you have to multiply or divide the components by the same number.
I need to divide 7/27 then apply that to 24 ? I'm not following
That x is just a times sign.
Where did you get the multiplier of X ?
I have to re-surface this old thread.
I think I understand now, but I'm going to put it into practice and if I shall have any problems I'll just ask
So if that model was 3 ft long that means the actual boat is 30 ft long.