## KrystaRenee What is the solution of the proportion? 3y-8/12=y/5 -10 -7 3/40 40/3 I believe it is 40/3 one year ago one year ago

1. rizwan_uet

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2. chmvijay

40/3 is right

3. rizwan_uet

4. KrystaRenee

Yes.

5. rizwan_uet

cross multiply you will get 5(3y-8) = 12y 15y-40 = 12y now can you solve for y???

6. nitz

15y-12y=40 3y=40 y=40/3

7. mayankdevnani

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8. AravindG

@mayankdevnani and @nitz we at openstudy do not appreciate giving out worked out answers like that .Refer openstudy COC http://openstudy.com/code-of-conduct

9. AravindG

Help the asker in getting to the solution ..That helps them :)

10. chmvijay

fine

11. mayankdevnani

ok..... @AravindG i appreciate it

12. mayankdevnani

13. mayankdevnani

@KrystaRenee

14. KrystaRenee

Actually you guys didn't directly give me an answer. I already had it. I just wanted to verify it.

15. mayankdevnani

ok...dear

16. AravindG

:) thanks for understanding ...There are some people who act ignorant to our polite requests ,we need users like you in here @mayankdevnani..Happy Openstudying :)

17. mayankdevnani

thank you...@AravindG

18. AravindG

@KrystaRenee that would have been the case here ...bu what if it was a student was trying to just guess an answer from a question .Then this direct answer would have helped him/her to cheat !

19. nitz

sorry@AravindG

20. AravindG

:)