# Math

The problem states that "5 to 8 is as 15 to w." I'm having some trouble solving this because I am unsure of what the problem is asking me to do. Some help would be appreciated. Thank you! :)

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1. The problem is a proportion and is asking you to find the value of w.

5/8 = 15/w

Cross multiply and solve for w

5/8 = 15/w

5w = 120

w = 24

5 is to 8 as 15 is to 24

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