How do you solve #7/9=a/5#?
The answer as an improper fraction is
The answer as a mixed fraction is
The answer using a calculator is
First cross multiply.
Divide both sides by
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.