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The ratio of the distances a pitching wedge and an 8-iron will drive a golf ball is 4 to 5. If a golfer averages 140 yards with a pitching wedge, how far should she average with an 8-iron?

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  1. 4/5 = 140/x

    Cross multiply and solve for x.

    4x = 700

    x = 175

  2. Thank you Ms. Sue.

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  3. You're welcome, Sam.

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