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Solve 8/79 = 5/x

How to solve 8/79 = 5/x? Get the answer and stepwise instruction to solve linear equation in one one variable 𝒙.

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We have 8/79 = 5/x

Cross multiplying the ratios, gives

8x = 79 × 5

Divide both sides by 8, which is the coefficient of x
Note: if a = b, then a ÷ c = b ÷ c

Therefore, 8x/8 = 79 × 5/8

x = 395/8 or, x = 49.38

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