## solve the proportional equation 5/12 = x/15

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solve the proportional equation
5/12 = x/15

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3 months 2022-02-15T10:44:15+00:00 2 Answers 0 views 0

x=6.25

Step-by-step explanation:

Cross multiply

5/12=x/15

12*x=15*5

12x=75

Divide both sides by 12 to isolate the variable x

x=6.25

Or, multiply both sides by 15 to “reverse” the division being done to x

5/12=x/15

15*5/12=x/15*15

6.25=x

$$\frac{5}{12} = \frac{x}{15}$$
$$5 * 15 / 12 = 6.25$$