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Points A, B, C, and D lie on a line, in that order. If AB=2 units, BC=5 units and AD=14 units, what is the ratio of AC to BD? Express your answer as a common fraction.

MIRB15  Jul 17, 2017

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From looking at this, we can see that

 

CD  =  14 - (2 + 5)

CD  =  7

 

And...

 

AC  =  2 + 5  =  7

 

BD  =  5 + 7  =  12

 

So, the ratio of AC to BD   =   \(\frac{AC}{BD}\)   =   \(\frac{7}{12}\)

hectictar  Jul 17, 2017
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 #1
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Best Answer

 

From looking at this, we can see that

 

CD  =  14 - (2 + 5)

CD  =  7

 

And...

 

AC  =  2 + 5  =  7

 

BD  =  5 + 7  =  12

 

So, the ratio of AC to BD   =   \(\frac{AC}{BD}\)   =   \(\frac{7}{12}\)

hectictar  Jul 17, 2017

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