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

1 Answer
Jul 16, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

Multiply each side of the equation by #color(red)(186)# to solve for #x# while keeping the equation balanced:

#color(red)(186) xx 1/60 = color(red)(186) xx x/186#

#186/60 = cancel(color(red)(186)) xx x/color(red)(cancel(color(black)(186)))#

#(6 xx 31)/(6 xx 10) = x#

#(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(6))) xx 31)/(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(6))) xx 10) = x#

#31/10 = x#

#x = 31/10#