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If the ratio of 2a to b is 8 times the ratio of b to a, then $$\frac{b}{a}$$ could be which of the following?

Indicate all possible choices.

❑ $$-2$$

❑ $$-\frac{1}{2}$$

❑ $$\frac{1}{4}$$

❑ $$\frac{1}{2}$$

❑ $$2$$
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If the ratio of 2a to b is 8 times the ratio of b to a, then $$\frac{b}{a}$$ could be which of the following?

Indicate all possible choices.

This can be written as

$$\frac{2a}{b} = \frac{8b}{a}$$

or $$2a^2 =8b^2$$

or $$\frac{b^2}{a^2} = \frac{2}{8} = \frac{1}{4}$$

or $$\frac{b}{a}$$ =$$+\frac{1}{2}$$ or $$-\frac{1}{2}$$ (Taking square root)
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