Arthur D. answered • 11/02/13

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x/6=2/4

cross multiply

4x=6*2

4x=12

x=3

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Arthur D. answered • 11/02/13

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x/6=2/4

cross multiply

4x=6*2

4x=12

x=3

First of all a proportion is the statement that two ratios are equal.

Your question, that x/6=2/4, is the same as x/6=1/2. What divided by six is one half?

Multiply both sides of the proportion by 6 and have x=6×1/2 =3

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