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When y = 3, x = 2, then the ratio of x:y = 2:3.

Therefore, `2/3 = x/5`

Cross multiply to solve.

`2*5=3x`

`10 = 3x` Divide both sides by 3.

`10/3 = (3x)/3`

`x = 10/3`

The solution for x when y is 5 is x = `10/3.`

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