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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

• Algebra -

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

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