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− | You can set up a ratio: <math>\frac{1}{20}=\frac{x}{289}</math>. Cross multiplying, you get <math>20x=289</math>. You divide by 20 to get <math>x=14.45</math>. The closest integer is <math>14</math> or <math>\textbf{(A) } | + | You can set up a ratio: <math>\frac{1}{20}=\frac{x}{289}</math>. Cross multiplying, you get <math>20x=289</math>. You divide by 20 to get <math>x=14.45</math>. The closest integer is <math>14</math> or <math>\textbf{(A)}</math> |
==See Also== | ==See Also== |
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Problem 1
An amusement park has a collection of scale models, with ratio , of buildings and other sights from around the country. The height of the United States Capitol is 289 feet. What is the height in feet of its replica to the nearest whole number?
Solution
You can set up a ratio: . Cross multiplying, you get . You divide by 20 to get . The closest integer is or
See Also
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