# A 30-inch segment is cut into two parts whose lengths have the ratio 3 to 5. How do you find the length of the shortest part?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 11, 2017

#### Explanation:

#"adding the ratio parts " 3+5=8#

#"1 part "=30/8=3.75#

#rArr"5 parts "=5xx3.75=18.75larrcolor(red)" longest part"#

#rArr"3 parts "=3xx3.75=11.25larrcolor(red)" shortest part"#

#color(blue)"As a check"#

#18.75+11.25=30#