Math
posted by Bryan on .
How do i find the missing number in a proportion?
24/12 = 8/x

You cross multiply and solve for x.
24x = 8 * 12
24x = 96
x = ?? 
Cross multiply then divide. I figured it out. the answer would be 32
24/12 = 8/32 
24x = 8 * 12
24x = 96
96/24=4
So X=4 
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 
That's what i got. I got x = 4. Why you say No?

DrBob was responding to your answer. It is not 32.

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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