Quote Originally Posted by soroban View Post
Hello, Luckygal!


[tex]\text{Make a reduced table of conversions:}[/tex]


[tex]\begin{array}{ccccccc}50\text{ bananas} &=& 20\text{ coconuts} & \Rightarrow & 5\text{ bananas} &=& 2\text{ coconuts} & [1]\\ 30\text{
coconuts} &=& 12\text{ fish} & \Rightarrow & 5\text{ coconuts} &=& 2\text{ fish} & [2] \\ 100\text{ fish} &=& 1\text{ hammick} & \Rightarrow & 100\text{ fish} &=& 1\text{ hammock} & [3] \end{array}[/tex]


[tex]\begin{array}{ccccccc}\text{Multiply [2] by 50:} & 250\text{ coconuts} &=& 100\text{ fish} \\ \text{Multiply [1] by 125:} & 625\text{ bananas} &=& 250\text{ coconuts} \end{array}[/tex]


[tex]\text{And we have: }\:\begin{Bmatrix}625\text{ bananas} &=& 250\text{ coconuts} \\ 250\text{ coconuts} &=& 100\text{ fish} \\ 100\text{ fish} &=& 1\text{ hammock} \end{Bmatrix}[/tex]


[tex]\text{Hence: }\:625\text{ bananas} \;=\;250\text{ coconuts} \;=\;100\text{ fish} \;=\;1\text{ hammock}[/tex]


. . [tex]\text{Therefore: }\:625\text{ bananas} \;=\;1\text{ hammock}[/tex]
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