# SOLUTION: A line segment 30 centimeters long is divided into two parts which are in the ratio 2 to 3. Find the number of centimeters in the shorter part. I just cant get the formula for t

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 Question 373384: A line segment 30 centimeters long is divided into two parts which are in the ratio 2 to 3. Find the number of centimeters in the shorter part. I just cant get the formula for this problem correct.Answer by scott8148(6628)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!the ratio is 2 to 3 , so call one 2x and the other 3x they sum to 30 ___ 2x + 3x = 30 ___ 5x = 30 ___ x = 6