Posted by **Erin(im so confused!)** on Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 9:08pm.

solve the porportion:

9/12=15/?

please help.

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**Jake1214**, Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 9:11pm
9 and 15 are the numerators

12 and ? are the denominators

Start the problem by setting up an equation by multiplying the numerators with the denominators like this:

9 x ? = 12 x 15

Now just solve for ?

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**Damon**, Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 9:16pm
It is ok to cross multiply but I prefer to multiply both sides by the product of the denominators. It is easier to justify by the rules of equation solving.

(9/12)(12 x) = (15/x)(12 x)

9 x = 15*12

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