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 November 14th, 2014, 04:48 AM #1 Senior Member   Joined: Apr 2013 Posts: 425 Thanks: 24 A calculation Hello! To calculate $\displaystyle 35:5:7$.
 November 14th, 2014, 04:59 AM #2 Math Team   Joined: Apr 2010 Posts: 2,778 Thanks: 361 If : denotes division then 1.
 November 14th, 2014, 09:08 AM #3 Senior Member     Joined: Nov 2010 From: Indonesia Posts: 2,000 Thanks: 132 Math Focus: Trigonometry (35 : 5) : 7 Thanks from topsquark and Timios
 November 14th, 2014, 10:11 AM #4 Senior Member   Joined: Jan 2014 From: The backwoods of Northern Ontario Posts: 390 Thanks: 70 Continuing one more step beyond Monox's suggestion: (35:5):7 = (7:1):7 = Now what are the final two steps? Thanks from topsquark
 November 14th, 2014, 03:16 PM #5 Senior Member     Joined: Nov 2010 From: Indonesia Posts: 2,000 Thanks: 132 Math Focus: Trigonometry What is 7 : 1? You know the result, then divide it by 7. Done. You would have found the answer. Thanks from topsquark
 November 15th, 2014, 12:21 PM #6 Senior Member   Joined: Jan 2014 From: The backwoods of Northern Ontario Posts: 390 Thanks: 70 7:1 is the reduction of the ratio 35:5 Monox, what is the "answer" in your opinion?
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 Originally Posted by Hoempa If : denotes division then 1.
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 November 18th, 2014, 01:52 AM #8 Newbie   Joined: Oct 2014 From: Vietnam Posts: 5 Thanks: 1 As usual, you go from left to right. It likes (35:5):7. The final answer is 1.
 November 20th, 2014, 09:11 AM #9 Math Team   Joined: Apr 2010 Posts: 2,778 Thanks: 361 If 35 : 5 : 7 denotes a ratio then the reduction to 7 : 1 : 7 isn't allowed. However, it seems to be a division. Thanks from Timios
 November 21st, 2014, 05:34 PM #10 Senior Member   Joined: Jan 2014 From: The backwoods of Northern Ontario Posts: 390 Thanks: 70 Hoempa, I see what you mean. At first I thought 7:1:7 was the "answer". But clearly 35:5:7 is a three-term ratio which cannot be reduced. So, Dacu, what do mean by "solving" the ratio? Last edited by skipjack; November 21st, 2014 at 07:15 PM.

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