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Posted by **rian** on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:03pm.

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:10pm4/170 = 5/x

Cross multiply and solve for x.

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**rian**, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:14pmI got 850/x and 4 /x what do I do next to get the answer

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:18pmWhen we cross multiply, we multiply the first and last terms together. Then we multiply the two middle terms together.

4/170 = 5/x

4x = 850

Divide both sides by 4

x = 212.5 years

It'll take 212.5 years for 5 cm of silt to be deposited.

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**rian**, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:30pmthx u

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:34pmYou're welcome.

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