Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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Chapter 6 - Section 6.2 - Proportions - Exercise Set: 43

Answer

$z=3.2$

Work Step by Step

We are trying to solve for the given variable so that the proportion is true. To determine if a proportion is true, we have to find if the cross products are equal. The cross products of $\frac{a}{b}=\frac{c}{d}$ are $a \cdot d$ and $b \cdot c$. $8*6=z*15$ $48=15z$ $48\div15=15z\div15$ $z=3.2$
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