# How do you solve 3/51=z/17?

Apr 21, 2017

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

Multiply each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{17}$ to solve for $z$:

$\textcolor{red}{17} \cdot \frac{3}{51} = \textcolor{red}{17} \cdot \frac{z}{17}$

$\frac{51}{51} = \cancel{\textcolor{red}{17}} \cdot \frac{z}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{17}}}}$

$1 = z$

$z = 1$

$\frac{3}{51} = \frac{\textcolor{red}{1}}{17}$