mattgondek4

2021-08-14

To solve: The proportion $\frac{17}{x}=\frac{9}{4}$ for the given variable x and round to the nearest thousandth.

Faiza Fuller

Calculation:
Given $\frac{17}{x}=\frac{9}{4}$
Apply the cross product in order to find the unknown number.
$17×4=x×9$
$68=9x$
Divide both the sides by 9
$\frac{68}{9}=\frac{9x}{9}$
$7.5555=x$
Round to the nearest thousandth
$x=7.556$
Final statement: The solution for the proportion $\frac{17}{x}=\frac{9}{4}$ for the indicated variable is $x=7.556$

Jeffrey Jordon