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Solve 72/252 = 132/x

How to solve 72/252 = 132/x? Get the answer and stepwise instruction to solve linear equation in one variable 𝒙.

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We have 72/252 = 132/x

Cross multiplying the ratios, gives

72x = 252 × 132

Divide both sides by 72, which is the coefficient of x
Note: if a = b, then a ÷ c = b ÷ c

Therefore, 72x/72 = 252 × 132/72

x = 33264/72

To simplify, divide both numerator and denominator by 72, which is the GCF of 33264 and 72:

x = 462/1 or, x = 462

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