#1**+2 **

12x = 5 Multiply both sides of this equation by 32/12 .

32/12 * 12x = 5 * 32/12

32x = 40/3

hectictar
Dec 21, 2017

#2**+2 **

You can set it up as a ratio

12x is to 32 x as 5 is to ?

Which looks like this:

(12x) / (32 x) = 5 /?

solve for 'x'

or another easier way 32x is to 12 x as ? is to 5

which would look like this:

(32x) / (12x) = ?/5 then

32/12 = ?/5 multiply both sides by 5

5(32)/12 = x = 40/3

ElectricPavlov
Dec 21, 2017