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I'm doing proportions, and I'm kinda confused with this one problem..
x/3=1/5.
the way I do proportions is by cross multiplying, so I get 3=5x?
I don't know what my answer would be?

asked by anthony
  1. You're right.

    Now divide both sides of the equation by 5.

    3/5 = x

    That makes sense, doesn't it? 3/5 divided by 3 = 1/5

    posted by Ms. Sue

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