# How do you solve #7/9=a/5#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 30, 2017

The answer as an improper fraction is

The answer as a mixed fraction is

The answer using a calculator is

#### Explanation:

Solve

**First cross multiply.**

**Simplify.**

**Divide both sides by #9#.**

**Switch sides.**

This is not an essential step, but a lot of teachers like the variable on the left-hand side.

**This fraction cannot be reduced.**

**However, it can be written as a mixed fraction.**

**To convert the improper fraction to a mixed fraction, divide the numerator by the denominator to get the whole number, and write the remainder as the numerator.**

**You could also use a calculator.**