   Chapter 5.1, Problem 19E Elementary Geometry For College St...

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Section Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085
Textbook Problem

In Exercises 17 to 22, use proportions to solve each problem.An electrician installs 25 electrical outlets in a new six room house. Assuming proportionality, how many outlets should be installed in a new construction having seven rooms? (Round to nearest integer.)

To determine

To find:

The number of outlets that should be installed in seven rooms house.

Explanation

Approach:

According to Means-Extremes Property, in a proportion, the product of the means equals the product of the extremes.

Calculation:

Let us suppose x number of outlets should be installed in the new construction having seven rooms.

It is given that 25 outlets are installed in six rooms house.

By form,

NumberofoutletsNumberofrooms=NumberofoutletsNumberofrooms

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