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The length and width of a rectangular yard are 11 meters and

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The length and width of a rectangular yard are 11 meters and 5 meters respectively. If each dimension were reduced by x meters to make the ratio of length to width 8 to 3, what would be the value of x?

A 1.4
B 1.6
C 1.8
D 2.0
E 2.2
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The length and width of a rectangular yard are 11 meters and 5 meters respectively. If each dimension were reduced by x meters to make the ratio of length to width 8 to 3, what would be the value of x?



Here we have \(\frac{Length}{width}=\frac{(11-x)}{(5-x)}=\frac{8}{3}\)

or \(33 - 3x = 40 - 8x\)

or \(x =\frac{7}{5}= 1.4\)

Hence option A
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