What Quantity Must Be Subtracted from Each Term of the Ratio 9: 17 to Make It Equal to 1: 3? - Mathematics
What quantity must be subtracted from each term of the ratio 9: 17 to make it equal to 1: 3?
Let x be subtracted from each term of the ratio 9: 17.
`(9 - x)/(17 - x) = 1/3`
27 - 3x = 17 - x
10 = 2x
x = 5
Thus, the required number which should be subtracted is 5.
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