# How do you solve 12= x \cdot 25?

Dec 14, 2017

$x = \frac{12}{25}$
or

$x = 0.48$

#### Explanation:

Since $x$ is being multiplied by $25$, you have to divide (the inverse of multiplication) to get rid of the $25$ that's multiplied.

$\frac{12}{25} = \frac{x \cdot 25}{25}$

If you divide by $25$ on one side, you have to divide the other side by the same number to keep it equivalent.

So, $\frac{12}{25} = x$