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

1 Answer
Jan 14, 2017

Answer:

Multiply each side of the equation by #color(red)(4)# to solve for #x# and keep the equation balanced. See full process below:

Explanation:

Multiply each side of the equation by #color(red)(4)# to solve for #x# and keep the equation balanced. See full process below:

#color(red)(4) xx 5/3 = color(red)(4) xx x/4#

#20/3 = cancel(color(red)(4)) xx x/color(red)(cancel(color(black)(4)))#

#20/3 = x#

#x = 20/3#