# How do you multiply #1/8+2/x=17/(8x)#?

##### 1 Answer

May 14, 2015

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: