# How do you solve 5/3=x/4?

Jan 14, 2017

Multiply each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{4}$ to solve for $x$ and keep the equation balanced. See full process below:

#### Explanation:

Multiply each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{4}$ to solve for $x$ and keep the equation balanced. See full process below:

$\textcolor{red}{4} \times \frac{5}{3} = \textcolor{red}{4} \times \frac{x}{4}$

$\frac{20}{3} = \cancel{\textcolor{red}{4}} \times \frac{x}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{4}}}}$

$\frac{20}{3} = x$

$x = \frac{20}{3}$