# How do you solve #x/5 = (x+3)/8#?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 28, 2015

#### Explanation:

The first step in solving this problem is called *cross-multiplying*; we multiply the numerator of the first fraction by the denominator of the second, and the numerator of the second by the denominator of the first. In this case, we multiply

And there we go - our answer is