Please explain this math problem…. 3:15::60:?

3:15::60: I dont understand what the semi-colons are for.

12 Answers

  1. 3 is to 15 as 60 is to 300.

  2. 3 is to 15 as 60 is to 300

  3. it’s an analogy. read it as “3 is to 15 as 60 is to…? “

    3 x 5 = 15, so 60 x 5 = 300

  4. 3:15 thats 3 multiplyed by 5 sodo 60 times 5 also. 300

  5. the semi colons mean its a ratio. so 3:15, 3×5=15. 60:?, 60×5=300. ?=300

  6. its called an analogy

    3 is to 15 as 60 is to 300

    so 300 is your answer

  7. the relationship between 3 and 15 you have to apply to 60 and what other number?

  8. its like “worm is to bird as cheese is to mouse” analogies. or ratios. 3 is to 15(3 goes into 15 5 times) (60 times 5=300)

  9. It’s a ratio. For example:

    For a trailmix, there’s 3 marshmallows to 15 peanuts to 60 raisins. Etc.

    In a reduced ratio, it’s 1:5:30

  10. it means they are ratios

    3 to 15 to 60

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