## anonymous 5 years ago 12/k=24/k k=1.4?????

1. anonymous

?

2. anonymous

solve the proportion

3. anonymous

Well, the only value that makes that 'true' is k=0.

4. anonymous

$\frac{12}{k}=\frac{24}{k} \rightarrow \frac{k}{12}=\frac{k}{24} \rightarrow 2k=k \rightarrow k=0$

5. anonymous

12k=24k 12k-24k=0 -12k=0 k=0/12 k=0

6. anonymous

$\frac{12}{k}=\frac{24}{k}$ Move the fraction on the right hand side of the equation to the left hand side. Combine the fractions and simplify. The result is: $-\frac{12}{k}==0$ If the fraction is zero then 12 has to be equal to zero. By the way, WolframAlfa.com says "there is no solution" which goes without say I guess.