# How do you solve 5/(2x) = 25/4?

Sep 28, 2017

$x = \frac{2}{5}$

#### Explanation:

Start by cross multiplying. Multiply the denominator and the numerator of the other fraction.

$\frac{5}{2 x} = \frac{25}{4}$
$20 = 50 x$

Divide both sides by the coefficient of x which is 50.

$20 = 50 x$
$\frac{20}{50} = x$

Simplify

$\frac{2}{5} = x$