# algebra

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solve the following proportion for x.
x/8=5/3=0
rueben drove 300 miles using 14 gallons of gas, at this rate, how many gallons would he need to drive 210?= 40.3 gallons
solve for v; v^2+v-30=0=v=-6,5
thanks

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first one:
x/8 = 5/3
3x = 40
x = 40/3

If he uses 14 gal to go 300 miles, how could he use about 3 times that much to go only 210 miles

300/14 = 210/x
300x = 14x210
x = 14x210/300 = 9.8 gallons

third is correct

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Thanks again Reiny!!

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