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Solve 8/x = 5/9

How to solve 8/x = 5/9? Get the answer and stepwise instruction to solve linear equation in one one variable 𝒙.

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We have 8/x = 5/9

Cross multiplying the ratios, gives

8 × 9 = 5x

or, 5x = 8 × 9

Divide both sides by 5, which is the coefficient of x
Note: if a = b, then a ÷ c = b ÷ c

Therefore, 5x/5 = 8 × 9/5

x = 72/5 or, x = 14.4

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