How do you solve \frac { 4.5} { h } = \frac { 36} { 88}?

May 17, 2017

$h = 11$

Explanation:

Cross multiplication is usually the best way to solve this type of equation. Imagine a line drawn from the letter $h$ to the number $36$, and a second line drawn from $4.5$ to $88$. Now multiply the values that are connected by the lines.

$h \cdot 36 = 4.5 \cdot 88$

Multiply the right hand side to get

$h \cdot 36 = 396$

Finally divide both sides by 36

$h = 11$