# Solve the proportion 35 over 28 equals x over 4. What is the value of x?

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#### Explanation:

This is a ratio statement. The most common way to solve this is to use *cross multiplication*. I'll show you how to solve it that way (it's just a shortcut), but first I'll go through it step-by-step

First, our goal is to get rid of the denominators.

That's one denominatro cleared, now on to the next one:

Now we need to isolate the

That simplifies to

Now, to solve the same problem using cross multiplication, we begin with

It looks like this:

It just means skipping steps, but as long as you know what steps you're brushing over, you should be fine.

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, we can rewrite this written expression as:

Now, multiply each side of the equation by