# If the weight of a package is multiplied by #5/7# the result is 40.5 pounds. What is the weight of the package?

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#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Let

#x# represent the weight of the package.

#5/7x=40.5color(white)(i)"pounds"#

#5/7x-:5/7=40.5color(white)(i)"pounds"-:5/7#

#5/7x*7/5=40.5color(white)(i)"pounds"*7/5#

#(5*7)/(7*5)x=(40.5*7)/5color(white)(i)"pounds"#

#x=color(green)(|bar(ul(color(white)(a/a)56.7color(white)(i)"pounds"color(white)(a/a)|)))#