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A snapshot measures 2 1/2 inches by 1 7/8 inches. It is to be enlarged so that the longer dimension will be 4 inches.The length of the enlarged shorter dimension will be

1. 2 1/2 inches
2. 2 5/8 inches
3. 3 inches
4. 3 3/8 inches
5. 3 5/8 inches

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asked by peter
  1. use proportions/ratios:

    1 7/8 : 2 1/2 ≡ x : 4
    Simplify ratios:
    15/8 : 5/2 ≡ x : 4
    15 : 20 ≡ x : 4
    3 : 4 ≡ x : 4

    Solve for x.

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    posted by MathMate
  2. answer 3. 3 inches

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  3. Correct! Well done! :)

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