# How do you solve \frac { 1} { 60} = \frac { x } { 186}?

Jul 16, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

Multiply each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{186}$ to solve for $x$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$\textcolor{red}{186} \times \frac{1}{60} = \textcolor{red}{186} \times \frac{x}{186}$

$\frac{186}{60} = \cancel{\textcolor{red}{186}} \times \frac{x}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{186}}}}$

$\frac{6 \times 31}{6 \times 10} = x$

$\frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{6}}} \times 31}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{6}}} \times 10} = x$

$\frac{31}{10} = x$

$x = \frac{31}{10}$