Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Ratio and Proportion - 5.4 Solving Problems - 5.4 Exercises: 16

Answer

$x\approx8.24$

Work Step by Step

We are given the proportion $\frac{x}{12}=\frac{101}{147}$. We can set the cross products equal to each other and solve for the unknown variable. $x\times147=12\times101$ $147x=1212$ Divide both sides by 147. $x\approx8.24$
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