# Math

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How do i find the missing number in a proportion?

24/12 = 8/x

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You cross multiply and solve for x.
24x = 8 * 12
24x = 96
x = ??

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Cross multiply then divide. I figured it out. the answer would be 32

24/12 = 8/32

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24x = 8 * 12
24x = 96
96/24=4
So X=4

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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

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That's what i got. I got x = 4. Why you say No?

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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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