In a school library, there are 3 Chinese Language books for every 5 English Language books. The number of Malay Language book is 5/9 as many as the Chinese Language books. Find the ratio of the number of Malay Language books to the number of English Language books.
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asked by henry
  1. let number of Chinese books be 3x
    let the number of English books be 5x
    number of Malay books = (5/9)(3x) = (5/3)x

    Malay books : English books
    = (5/3)x : 5x
    = 5x : 15x
    = 5 : 15
    = 1 : 3

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