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# 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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- iluvleoLv 48 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

- Anonymous8 years ago
5/9=8/w <=> w=(9*8)/5 <=> w= 14.4

- reichlerLv 44 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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