# How do you solve #17/34=(12-x)/x#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 22, 2016

#### Explanation:

To make these numbers easier to work with, simplify the fraction on the left hand side.

#1/2=(12-x)/x#

Now, cross multiply.

#1(x)=2(12-x)#

Distribute on the right.

#x=24-2x#

Add

#3x=24#

Divide both sides by

#x=8#