40 x x/35 =560 what does x = and please show me your work

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- Jan 24th 2009, 07:07 PMLeona_Mariefactoring
40 x x/35 =560 what does x = and please show me your work

- Jan 24th 2009, 08:53 PMmollymcf2009
I think this is what your equation is, let me know if I am reading it incorrectly:

$\displaystyle 40\cdot\frac{x}{35} = 560$

First, think of 40 as the same thing as $\displaystyle \frac{40}{1}$. When you multiply fractions, you just multiply the bottoms by each other and the tops by each other. So this would give you:

$\displaystyle \frac{40x}{35}$

Then multiply both sides by 35 to get rid of your fraction. This will leave you with 40x = 19,600. Then divide both sides by 40 and that will give you your answer!