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2 is to 55 as 6 is to?

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The number two to 55 is the same as the number six is to 165. This reduces down to the decimal .036 (with "36" repeating) or approximately 3.63 percent.

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To find this relationship, simply cross multiply using the fractions 2/55 x 6/n. Therefore, 2n is equal to the product of 6 x 55, 330. Since 330 divided by 2 is 165, 2 is to 55 as 6 is to 165. To confirm this finding by calculator, 2/55 must equal the same result as 6/165, which holds true. This same formula is used to solve a proportion whenever three of the four terms are known.

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