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How to solve 7/4 = x/2? Get the answer and stepwise instruction to solve linear equation in one variable 𝒙.

We have 74 = **x**2

Cross multiplying the ratios, gives

7 × 2 = 4**x**

or, 4**x** = 7 × 2

Divide both sides by 4, which is the coefficient of **x****Note: ** if a = b, then a ÷ c = b ÷ c

Therefore, 4**x**4 = 7 × 24

**x** = 144

To simplify, divide both numerator and denominator by 2, which is the GCF of 14 and 4:

**x** = 72 or, **x** = 3.5