Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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Chapter 6 - Section 6.2 - Proportions - Exercise Set: 44

Answer

$z=19.2$

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 $b \cdot c$. $12*16=z*10$ $192=10z$ $192\div10=10z\div10$ $z=19.2$
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