Houston, Texas has an average annual rainfall about 5.2 times that of El Paso, Texas. If Houston gets about 46 inches of rain, about how many inches does El Paso get?

| May 7, 2018

approximately 8.85 inches.
If we were given the rainfall in El Paso and wanted to find the rainfall in Houston then.
##color(blue)” we would multiply by 5.2″##
##color(blue)”rainfall in Houston=5.2 times rainfall in El Paso”##
Since we are given the rainfall in Houston and want to find the rainfall in El Paso then.
##color(magenta)” we would divide by 5.2″##
##color(magenta)”rainfall in El Paso = rainfall in Houston รท 5.2″##
##rArr”rainfall in El Paso” = 46/5.2##
##=8.846153846larr” from calculator”##
which is approximately 8.85 inches to 2 decimal places.

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