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

We have 8**x** = 59

Cross multiplying the ratios, gives

8 × 9 = 5**x**

or, 5**x** = 8 × 9

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

Therefore, 5**x**5 = 8 × 95

**x** = 725 or, **x** = 14.4

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