Posted by colt on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 6:05pm.
I need an answer to the analogy
fifteen:five::nine: ?

5th grade  Randi, Monday, February 15, 2010 at 6:07pm
fifteen divided by five is three.
To complete the analogy, divide nine by three. (Your answer is three)

5th grade (math)  drwls, Monday, February 15, 2010 at 6:26pm
If the "analogy" is to preserve ratios on both sides, then the answer is 3. If the analogy is to preserve the difference, the answer is 1.
This is not a good way to teach fifth grade math, or analogies, in my opinion. The problem would be better stated as
15/5 = 9/x
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