Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:

Chapter 5 - Ratio and Proportion - 5.4 Solving Problems - 5.4 Exercises - Page 357: 20

Answer

$x = 153.89$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{4.75}{17} = \frac{43}{x}$ $4.75x = (17)(43)$ $4.75x = 731$ $\frac{4.75x}{4.75} = \frac{731}{4.75}$ $x = 153.89$ Check answer. $\frac{4.75}{17} = \frac{43}{153.89}$ $(4.75)(153.89) = (17)(43)$ $730.98 = 731$ The products are slightly different due to rounding but are close enough to indicate a correct result.
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.