# How do you solve for p in 13/18=p/12?

Dec 20, 2016

$8 \frac{2}{3} = 8.67$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{13}{18} = \frac{p}{12}$

cross multiply$\text{ } \left(18 \times p \mathmr{and} 13 \times 12\right)$

$18 p = 156$

divide by 18 on both sides

$p = 8.66666667$

The level of accuracy depends on what is required.

As a fraction $8 \frac{2}{3}$ is accurate

As a decimal it can be given as $8.667 , \text{ or } 8.67$