How do you solve #x/2 = 5/15#?

1 Answer
May 27, 2016

Answer:

#x=2/3#

Explanation:

Given,

#x/2=5/15#

Multiply both sides by #2#.

#color(blue)2(x/2)=color(blue)2(5/15)#

#color(red)cancelcolor(blue)(2)(x/color(red)cancelcolor(black)2)=color(blue)2(5/15)#

Simplify.

#x=10/15#

Since the numerator and denominator can be divided by a common factor of #5#, their values are reduced.

#x=(10color(red)(-:5))/(15color(red)(-:5))#

#x=color(green)(|bar(ul(color(white)(a/a)color(black)(2/3)color(white)(a/a)|)))#