# How do you solve 7/6=5/x?

Jul 31, 2016

$x = \frac{30}{7} = 4 \frac{2}{7}$

#### Explanation:

If you have an equation which has ONE fraction term on each side of the Equal sign, just cross-multiply. This gets rid of the fractions.

$\frac{\textcolor{red}{7}}{\textcolor{b l u e}{6}} = \frac{\textcolor{b l u e}{5}}{\textcolor{red}{x}}$

$\textcolor{red}{7 \times x} = \textcolor{b l u e}{6 \times 5}$

$x = \frac{6 \times 5}{7}$

$x = \frac{30}{7} = 4 \frac{2}{7}$