How do you solve the proportion 9/6 = x/8?

Apr 29, 2015

we are given:
$\frac{9}{6}$ $=$ $\frac{x}{8}$

Here, $x$ is the unknown

Leaving $x$ at the R.H.S
We shift 8 to the L.H.S (numerator)

so now we get:
$\frac{9}{6}$ x 8 $=$ $x$

on solving:
$x$ $=$ 12

So our proportion is :
$\frac{9}{6}$ $=$ $\frac{12}{8}$
note: on solving the fractions we get the equal value of 1.5 on both the sides
L.H.S = R.H.S hence they are in proportion.