• # question_answer 34) A pole is painted blue and red. The red part is $1\frac{2}{5}$times as long as the blue part. Find the length of the blue part, if the length of the pole is 5.52m. A)  2.3 m              B)  2.5 m  C)    2 m                 D)    3.2 m

The red part is $1\frac{2}{5}$ times the blue part $=\frac{7}{5}$ (Blue part) Total length of the pole = Blue part + Red part = Blue part + $\frac{7}{5}$ (Blue part) $=\left( 1+\frac{7}{5} \right)$ (Blue part) = 5.52m $\therefore$ Blue part $\text{= 5}\text{.52 m }\!\!\times\!\!\text{ }\frac{\text{5}}{\text{12}}\text{= 2}\text{.3 m}$