# Fractions and Equations

• November 15th 2012, 01:52 PM
fogownz
Fractions and Equations
Ok, I have $8=\frac{16}{X}$. I know what the answer is, but I want to know what operation to perform in order to make the equation $\frac{16}{8}=X$
• November 15th 2012, 02:12 PM
RBowman
Re: Fractions and Equations
Start by multiplying both sides by X.

This leaves 8X = 16.

Then divide both sides by 8.

This gives the result you seek, $\frac{16}{8}=X$, after you swap the order of the equality.