# How do you solve #7/5=x/3#?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 25, 2016

#### Explanation:

**In order to remove the #3# by which the unknown #x# is divided by, we must multiply by both sides of the equation by #3#, thus isolating #x#:**

*If both sides of the equation were not multiplied by 3, we would not maintain equality across the equation, thus reaching an incorrect answer.*

Therefore, simplifying the above we get: