# How do you solve for x in x/8=4.5/12?

May 24, 2016

color(green)(x = 3

#### Explanation:

$\frac{\textcolor{g r e e n}{x}}{8} = \frac{4.5}{12}$

$\textcolor{g r e e n}{x} = \frac{4.5}{12} \times 8$

$\textcolor{g r e e n}{x} = \frac{36}{12}$

$\textcolor{g r e e n}{x} = 3$