# Math Help - [SOLVED] An odd proportion.

1. ## [SOLVED] An odd proportion.

I have a very strange proportion that I need to solve.

the question is as follows:

Complete. If x/y=3/5, then x/3=_______

I have deduced that the answer must be either,3/3 or y/5, am I correct?

Thanks in advance for the help!

2. It would appear that x=3. Then, x/3=1

3. Originally Posted by haflore
I have a very strange proportion that I need to solve.

the question is as follows:

Complete. If x/y=3/5, then x/3=_______

I have deduced that the answer must be either,3/3 or y/5, am I correct?

Thanks in advance for the help!
The correct answer is y/5. In order to arrive at that conclusion, multiply both sides of the original equation by y/3.

4. Whaaaaa! thanks for the quick replies, but now what do I do?

Mr Fantastic I need a tie breaker!