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Carlos’s DVD Collection

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Carlos's DVD Collection

Carlos has a DVD collection. The ratio of action DVDs to mystery DVDs in his collection is 5:2. The tape diagram shows this ratio.

  • If Carlos has 45 action DVDs, how many mystery DVDs does he have?
  • Use the tape diagram to help you solve this problem.

Ask yourself:

  • How many DVDs do 5 units in the tape diagram represent?
  • How many DVDs does 1 unit in the tape diagram represent?
  • How many DVDs do 2 units in the tape diagram represent?