How do you solve v/0.23=7/1.61?

May 20, 2017

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

Multiply each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{0.23}$ to solve for $v$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$\textcolor{red}{0.23} \times \frac{v}{0.23} = \textcolor{red}{0.23} \times \frac{7}{1.61}$

$\cancel{\textcolor{red}{0.23}} \times \frac{v}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{0.23}}}} = \frac{1.61}{1.61}$

$v = 1$