# How do you solve 2/3=6/(x+4)?

Apr 23, 2017

$x = 5$

#### Explanation:

When you have only one term on each side you can cross multiply.

$\frac{2}{3} = \frac{6}{x + 4}$

$2 \left(x + 4\right) = 3 \times 6$

$2 x + 8 = 18 \text{ } \leftarrow$ subtract 8 from each side

$2 x = 10 \text{ } \div 2$

$x = 5$