Posted by **Tammy** on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 12:31pm.

3/17x=12

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 12:33pm
(3/17)x=12

x = 12/(3/17)

x = 12 * (17/3)

x = 204/3 = 68

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**Jai**, Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 12:35pm
(3/17)x = 12

to get x alone, you divide both sides by the numerical coefficient (number before the variable) of x. 3/17 divided by itself is 1 and thus thus

x = 12 / (3/17)

to divide by fraction, you get the reciprocal of the divisor (that is, the 3/17) and change the division operation to multiplication:

x = 12 * 17/3

x = 68

hope this helps~ :)

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**Tammy**, Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 12:51pm
Thank-You

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