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posted by sally
Solve.
x/91/7=26/63
STEP 1: The LCM is _________ To clear denominators, multiply each side of the equation by the LCM.
_______/1 (x/91/7)=__________/1 multiply 26/63.
STEP 2: Use the Distributive Property.
_____/1 multiply x/9  _________/1 multiply 1/7 = ______________.
STEP 3: Multiply and simplify each side of the equation using the Properties of Fractions.
________/1 multiply x/9  _______/1 multiply 1/7= _______________.
STEP 4: Solve for x. _____________
Please help me fill in the blanks. I know that the answer is 5 but no matter what i put in the blanks the system is rejecting my answers. Help

Reiny
On paper, this is how I would expect students to do this
x/9 = 1/7 = 26/63
multiply each side by 63, the LCD
63(x/9)  63(1/7) = 63(26/63)
7x  9 = 26
7x = 35
x = 5
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