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Find the lenghts of two segments whose sum is 64 cm and whose ratio is 3:5.

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find the lenghts.

asked Mar 3, 2014 in GEOMETRY by mathgirl Apprentice

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Let the segments are A,B.

Segments sum is A+B = 64cm

A:B = 3:5

3x+5x = 64

8x = 64

Divide to each side by 8.

x = 8

3x = 24

5x = 40

Length of two segments are 24cm and 40cm.

answered Mar 3, 2014 by ashokavf Scholar

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