Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Ratio and Proportion - Review Exercises: 34

Answer

$x\approx.57$

Work Step by Step

We can set the cross products of the given proportion equal to each other and then solve for the unknown variable. $13.5\times x=1.7\times4.5$ $13.5x=7.65$ Divide both sides by 13.5. $\frac{13.5x}{13.5}=\frac{7.65}{13.5}$ $x\approx.57$
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