A farmer wants to put up a rectangular fence around his property. He wants to the length to be three times the width. What should the length of his rectangular fence be if he has 800' of fencing?
The length should be 300'. To solve this, let X=width and use the equation: X + 3X + X + 3X = 800' ---> 8X = 800' ---> X = 100', so the length is 3X ---> 300'.
The ratios of apples to oranges in my refrigerator is 2:3. How many apples do I have if I have 9 oranges?
I have 6 apples.
Barrett is twice as old as Erin. In five years, Erin will be 24 years old. How old was Barrett 3 years ago?
3 years ago Barrett was 35 years old.