Algrebra
posted by Jeannie on .
Please advise if I did this problem correctly
Solve the proportion 32/X = 2/3.
32/X = 2/3
32 divided by 2 = 16
11 x 3 = 33
16/33
16 x 2 = 32
33 x 1 = 33

x does not = 33
To solve a proportion, you need to cross multiply and solve for the unknown.
32/x = 2/3
2x = 96
x = 96/2
x = 48
Doesn't that make sense? 32/48 = 2/3