## jordan123321 one year ago What is the value of x? x over 4 equals 14 over 16 x =

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1. jordan123321

help dont just sit there

2. k_lynn

@jordan123321 do you still need some help?

3. jordan123321

yes

4. k_lynn

Ok. The question says Over two times. That means that we're going to set up fractions. Or a proportion. So x Over 4 would be $\frac{ x }{ 4 }$ and 14 Over 16 would be $\frac{ 14 }{16 }$ Right?

5. jordan123321

yes

6. k_lynn

So now that we have the fractions, We just need an = sign in between and solve for x. $$\Large\frac{ x }{ 4 }$$ = $$\Large\frac{ 14 }{16 }$$ We can solve for x by cross multiplying and then dividing by what's left. To do that, multiply the numbers that are across from each other and Then multiply by the number you have left. I don't feel like that's very helpful, so I'll show you what I mean. |dw:1434107752790:dw|

7. k_lynn

Sorry that took so long.