Posted by Bryan on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 7:17pm.
How do i find the missing number in a proportion?
24/12 = 8/x

Math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 7:22pm
You cross multiply and solve for x.
24x = 8 * 12
24x = 96
x = ??

Math  Bryan, Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 7:23pm
Cross multiply then divide. I figured it out. the answer would be 32
24/12 = 8/32

Math  stuckinmath, Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 7:41pm
24x = 8 * 12
24x = 96
96/24=4
So X=4

Math  DrBob222, Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 7:41pm
No, 24*x = 8*12
24x = 96
x = 96/24 = 4
Another way of looking at it is
24/12 = 8/x
2 = 8/x
2x = 8
x = 4

Math  Bryan, Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 7:43pm
That's what i got. I got x = 4. Why you say No?

Math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 7:47pm
DrBob was responding to your answer. It is not 32.

Math  DrBob222, Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 7:52pm
Go back and look at your post.
You wrote, "Cross multiply then divide. I figured it out. the answer would be 32
24/12 = 8/32
So, I said No. The answer is x = 4 and not 32.

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