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## #4101 2012-08-19 13:15:51

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Sorry, but what does proportional mean?

I don't really get this!

## #4102 2012-08-19 22:44:36

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Hi bobbym and Denominator,

The solutions

and

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## #4103 2012-08-19 22:46:55

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Hi ganesh;

I got those in post #4100

Sorry, but what does proportional mean?

I don't really get this!

Hi Denominator;

Did you google for them? Are you just stuck on mean and third and fourth proportional or more basic than that?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #4104 2012-08-19 23:04:25

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Hi bobbym and Denominator,

The solutions #4255 and #4256 are correct, bobbym! Excellent!

#4257. If \$782 is divided into three parts, proportional to 1/2 : 2/3 : 3/4, then the first part is __________________

#4258. If 76 is divided into four parts proportional to 7, 5, 3, 4, then the smallest part is _________________

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## #4105 2012-08-19 23:10:21

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Hi ganesh;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #4106 2012-08-20 01:05:54

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7, 14, 21, 28,....
a=7
d=7
n=?
Tn=98
Tn=a+(n-1)d
n=14

## #4107 2012-08-20 01:22:32

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Proportion is a factor of equality.

## #4108 2012-08-20 17:21:58

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Yeah, I understand what proportion is, but I just didn't understand it in the context of 4255 and 4256

## #4109 2012-08-20 18:38:28

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Hi;

I use this page and then just plug in:

http://www.vitutor.com/arithmetic/ratio … ional.html

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #4110 2012-08-20 22:51:01

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Hi bobbym and Denominator,

The solutions #4257 and #4258 are correct. Excellent!

#4259. 85 kilograms of a mixture contains milk and water in the ratio 27 : 7. How much more water is to be added to get a new mixture containing milk and water in the ratio 3 : 1?

#4260. The ages of A and B are in the ratio 3 : 1. Fifteen years hence, the ratio would be 2 : 1. Find their present ages.

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## #4111 2012-08-21 05:57:31

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Hi ganesh;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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Hello

## #4113 2012-08-21 22:55:09

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Hi bobbym and Denominator,

bobbym : The solution #4260 is correct. Well done!

Denominator : Both the solutions are correct. Excellent!

#4261. The speeds of three cars are in the ratio 5 : 4 : 6. The ratio in the time taken by them to travel the same distance is _________ .

#4262. In a college, the ratio of the number of boys to girls is 8 : 5. If there are 160 girls, what is the total number of students in the college?

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## #4114 2012-08-21 23:01:13

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Hi ganesh

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #4115 2012-08-21 23:05:51

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Hi ganesh;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #4116 2012-08-22 05:24:46

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Hello

Last edited by Denominator (2012-08-22 05:25:41)

## #4117 2012-08-22 21:39:12

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Hi anonimnystefy, bobbym, and Denominator,

The solution #4261 and #4262 are correct. Excellent!

#4263. The ratio of the number of boys and girls in a school is 3 : 2. If 20% of the boys and 25% of the girls are scholarship holders, what percentage of the students does not get the scholarship?

#4264. In a school, 10% of the boys are same in number as 1/4 th of the girls. What is the ratio of boys to girls in that school?

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## #4118 2012-08-22 21:45:34

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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## #4120 2012-08-23 20:42:52

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Hi bobbym and Denominator,

Correct, bobbym! Good work!

The solution #4264 is correct, bobbym and Denominator! Neat work!

#4265. The ratio of the incomes of A and B is 5 : 4 and the ratio of their expenditures is 3 : 2. If at the end of the year, each saves \$1600, then the income of A is ____________

#4266. Zinc and copper are melted together in the ratio 9 : 11. What is the weight of melted mixture, if 28.8 kilograms of zinc has been consumed in it?

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

## #4121 2012-08-23 20:49:49

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Hi ganesh;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #4122 2012-08-24 21:54:25

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Hi bobbym,

The solutions #4265 and #4266 are correct. Brilliant!

#4267. An alloy is to contain copper and zinc in the ratio 9 : 4. The zinc required to be melted with 24 kilograms of copper is _____________

#4268. 60 kg of an alloy A is mixed with 100 kg of alloy B. If alloy A has lead and tin in the ratio 3 : 2 and alloy B has tin and copper in the ratio 1 : 4, then the amount of tin in the new alloy is ________________

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

## #4123 2012-08-24 22:29:17

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #4124 2012-08-25 21:36:01

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Hi bobbym,

The solutions #4267 and #4268 are perfect. Excellent!

#4269. Find the fourth proportional to 4, 9, 12.

#4270. Find the third proportional to 16 and 36.

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## #4125 2012-08-25 21:40:31

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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