## Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

$x = \frac{1}{4}$
First, we use the cross products property to eliminate the fractions: $16(x + 2) = 36$ Use the distributive property on the left side of the equation: $16x + 32 = 36$ Subtract $32$ from each side of the equation to move constants to the right side of the equation: $16x = 4$ Divide both sides by $4$ to solve for $x$: $x = \frac{4}{16}$ Simplify the fraction by dividing both the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor: $x = \frac{1}{4}$