by smile » Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:08 am
Llisa's right but if you want to do ratio all you do is add up the two numbers in the ratio. E.g. If you got given 5:4 then you have 9 seperate parts.
So to find what '1' would be, you need to divide the 2m length by 8 (because it is 3:5). Now you've found what '1' is. The first part of the wood would be 3 x whatever the one is and the second part would be 5 x whatever the one is.
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