How do you multiply #1/8+2/x=17/(8x)#?
There is nothing here to multiply.
Perhaps the question is about cross multiplying.
In order to cross multiply, we need to have a fraction equal to a fraction. So we'll need to get a single fraction on the left.
To get a single fraction on the left, we will need a common denominator, so we want:
Now we can crossmultiply to get: