Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 5 - Ratio and Proportion - 5.4 Solving Problems - 5.4 Exercises - Page 356: 8



Work Step by Step

We are given the proportion $\frac{12}{9}=\frac{8}{x}$. We can set the cross products equal to each other and solve for the unknown variable. $12\times x=9\times8$ $12x=72$ Divide both sides by 12. $x=6$
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.