# What is the solution to the proportion #(x+10)/(x-6) = x/(x+4)#?

##### 1 Answer

May 12, 2015

When solving a proportion problem (like this problem), one approach is to "cross multiply".

The idea is that fraction

So, to solve

We cross multiply, to get:

So,

Sutracting

We are not quite finished. Because we multiplied by expressions involving a variable, we need to.make sure we did not multiply by

When

As a final check make sure that