Math homework help? Solving proportion?

5 over 9 = 8 over w. <--- solve the proportion. I'd like to know the answer, and how you got the answer.

Thank you so much!

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  • 8 years ago
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    Cross multiply

    5•w = 9•8

    5w=72

    w=72/5 or 14.4

  • 8 years ago

    5/9 =8/w

    5/9 * 9= 8/w * 9

    5 = 72/w

    5 * w = 72/w * w

    5 * w = 72

    5w /5 = 72 / 5

    w = 72/5

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    5/9=8/w <=> w=(9*8)/5 <=> w= 14.4

  • 4 years ago

    nicely the fee is 3 adult males to 4 women.... then. you need to creat a ratio of adult males to the finished that's twenty 8.... the ration may well be 3/4 equals x/28 the equation gadgets up as 3*28 Equals 4x. resolve that. So x equals 21 there are 21 adult males..... multiply 60 via .40 5 then upload the product to sixty. Sooo 60±(60*.40 5) For the 2d question

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