Posted by **Anonymous** on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 1:11pm.

Solve the proportion. 2/5=x-4/4

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**DL**, Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 1:41pm
2/5 = x-4/4

2/5 = x-1

2/5(+1) = x-1(+1)

2/5(+5/5) = x

7/5 = x

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**Reiny**, Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 1:47pm
I have a sneaking suspicion that you meant

2/5 = (x-4)/4

since no respectable textbook would write 4/4 in a question.

if so, then

5x - 20 = 8

5x = 28

x = 28/5

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**Anonymous**, Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 1:48pm
Thank you for your help. I am sorry I couldn't fill it in correctly, but the problem doesn't read 2 divided by 5 equals x-4 divided by 4. They are actually fractions. So it is 2 numerator and 5 denominator. Does this change the answer?

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**Anonymous**, Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 1:49pm
Yes Reiny. Thank you. Sorry I didn't type it in correctly.

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