6/8 = x/9   james read 6 pages in a book in 8 minutes.  How long would you expect him to take to read 9 pages?
asked Dec 3, 2011 in Algebra 1 Answers by anonymous

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Use proportions.

6/8=9/x

Cross multiply.

6x=72

DIvide out.

x=12
answered Feb 27, 2012 by anonymous

x/9 = 6/8                            [Given]

     => 8x = 9 * 6

     => 8x = 54

     => x = 54/8

     => x = 6.75                   [Answer]

answered Mar 7, 2013 by anonymous
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