# A segment 35 centimeters long is divided into two segments whose ratio is 3:4.How long is each segment?

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2015-02-08T16:01:36+08:00

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Given:  35 cm = the measure of the segment
3 : 4 = the ratio of the two shorter segments divided from 35 cm

Asked: How long is each segment?

Mathematical sentence:

= length of the shorter segment
= length of the longer segment

Solution:
Length of the shorter segment =

15 cm
Length of the shorter segment =  15 cm

Length of the longer segment:

20 cm
Length of the longer segment = 20 cm

Check: 15 : 20 or  = 3 : 4 or
Cross multiply:
15 x 4 = 20 x 3
60 = 60, CORRECT
Therefore:
Length of the shorter segment =  15 cm
Length of the longer segment = 20 cm

2015-02-08T16:34:42+08:00