Stock and Bond

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Allie measured her foot and it was 21cm long, and then she measured her Mother's foot, and it was 24cm long.
"I must have big feet, my foot is nearly as long as my Mom's!"
But then she thought to measure heights, and found she is 133cm tall, and her Mom is 152cm tall.
In a table this is: Allie
Mom
Length of Foot:
21cm
24cm
Height:
133cm
152cm
The "foot-to-height" ratio in fraction style is:
Allie:
21

133

Mom:
24

152

So the ratio for Allie is 21 : 133
By dividing both values by 7 we get 21/7 : 133/7 = 3 : 19
And the ratio for Mom is 24 : 152
By dividing both values by 8 we get 24/8 : 152/8 = 3 : 19
The simplified "foot-to-height" ratios are now:
Allie:
3

19

Mom:
3

19

"Oh!" she said, "the Ratios are the same".
"So my foot is
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