# How do you solve \frac { 36} { 54} = \frac { 18} { x + 5}?

Feb 1, 2017

$x = 22$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{36}{54} = \frac{18}{x + 5}$

or

$x + 5 = 18 \times \frac{54}{36}$

or

$x + 5 = 27$

or

$x = 27 - 5$

or

$x = 22$