# How do you solve the proportion #4/16 = s/8#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 29, 2015

we are given:

Here, **s** is the unknown

Leaving **s** at the R.H.S

We shift 8 to the L.H.S (numerator)

so now we get:

**s**

on solving:

**s**

So our proportion is :

note: on solving the fractions we get an equal value of 0.25 on both the sides

**L.H.S = R.H.S** hence they are in proportion.