## Algebra 1

To solve for x in the equation $\frac{5}{8}$=$\frac{x}{12}$ we'll begin by cross multiplying, to get the equation (5)(12)=(x)(8) 60=8x Then we'll divide both sides of the equation by 8 $\frac{60}{8}$=$\frac{8x}{8}$ 7.5=x