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posted by johnnie .
I do not understand how to solve this problem.
7  1/4 (j8) =6

You are supposed to find out what value of j satisfies that equation.
You need to clarify if
1/4 (j8) = (1/4)(j8), or
1/4 (j8) = 1/[4(j8)]
In the first case,
(1/4)(j8) = 1
j 8 = 4
j = 12
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