How do you find the ratio of x to y if #2x=3y#?

1 Answer
Jan 4, 2017

Answer:

Solve for #x/y#. See below for full explanation.

Explanation:

To find the ratio we need to solve this equation for #x/y#: To do this we must divide each side of the equation by #color(red)(2)color(blue)(y)# which will give us #x/y# while keeping the equation balance.

#(2x)/(color(red)(2)color(blue)(y)) = (3y)/(color(red)(2)color(blue)(y))#

#(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(2)))x)/(cancel(color(red)(2))color(blue)(y)) = (3 color(blue)(cancel(color(balck)(y))))/(color(red)(2)cancel(color(blue)(y)))#

#x/y = 3/2#