## Elementary Algebra

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# Chapter 4 - Proportions, Percents, and Solving Inequalities - 4.1 - Ratios and Proportions - Problem Set 4.1 - Page 149: 28

#### Answer

$x=111$

#### Work Step by Step

Using cross-multiplication and the properties of equality, the value of the variable that satisfies the given equation, $\dfrac{x-6}{7}=\dfrac{x+9}{8} ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 8(x-6)=7(x+9) \\\\ 8x-48=7x+63 \\\\ 8x-7x=63+48 \\\\ x=111 .\end{array}

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