# How do you find the solution to the proportion 2/v equals 1/8?

Nov 6, 2016

$v = 16$

#### Explanation:

We have $\frac{2}{v} = \frac{1}{8}$

Mutliply both sides by $8$:

$\frac{2}{v} \times 8 = \frac{1}{8} \times 8$

$\frac{16}{v} = 1$

Mulitply both sides by $v$:

$16 = v \text{, as required}$