Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 4 - Proportions, Percents, and Solving Inequalities - Chapter 4 Test - Page 185: 6



Work Step by Step

Using cross-multiplication and the properties of equality, the value of the variable that satisfies the given equation, $ \dfrac{n}{20-n}=\dfrac{7}{3} ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 3(n)=7(20-n) \\\\ 3n=140-7n \\\\ 3n+7n=140 \\\\ 10n=140 \\\\ n=\dfrac{140}{10} \\\\ n=14 \end{array}
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