# How do you solve x/2 = 4/7?

Sep 8, 2015

The answer is $x = \frac{8}{7}$

#### Explanation:

There are several ways of solving such equation:

1) Multiplying both sides by $14$ to eliminate fractions:

$7 x = 8$

$x = \frac{8}{7}$

2) Multiplying "in a cross" This is multiplying numerator of one side by denominator of the other and vice versa:

$x \cdot 7 = 4 \cdot 2$

$x = \frac{8}{7}$

Sep 8, 2015

$x = \frac{8}{7}$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{x}{2} = \frac{4}{7}$
$x = \frac{4}{7} \times \frac{2}{1} = \frac{8}{7}$