What is the ratio of x to y determined by the equation 14x = 10y?
To find the ratio of x to y based on the given equation we need to solve the equation for the value of x/y.
We do this as follows.
14x = 10y
Dividing both sides of the equation by 14y the equation becomes
(14x)/(14y) = (10y)/(14y)
x/y = 10/14 = 5/7
Therefore ratio of x to y is 5:7
In order to find out the ratio of x and y determined by the equation 14x=10y,
we solve this equation.
Dividing each side by y, we get:
14x/y = 10
Now, taking 14 on the right hand side, we get,
Hence, we get the above ratio, which can be further be simplified as:
Hence, we come to know that the ratio of x and y is 5:7.