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math test help!!! 1. There are 3 red paper clips, 5 yellow paper clips, and 6 silver paper clips in a jar. What is the ratio of the total number of paper clips to the number of red paper clips? I think 14:3 2. which of the ratios is equivalent to 12/20? I think 120:200 3. an airplane travels 226 miles in 2 hours. at that rate, how far will the airplane travel in 8 hours? I think 56.5 This is also the school thing from Ratio, Proportions, and Percents unit. Please help. Thank you

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    total:red = 14:3
    12/20 = 3/5 = red:yellow

    8 hours is 4 times as long as 2 hours, so it will go 4 times as far. Your answer is the distance gone in 2/4 hours. It should have been immediately clear that your number was too small, since the plane had more time. Keep your ratios the same distance/time

    226/2 = x/8

    or, compare times and distances to each other

    8/2 = x/226

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