what is the answer to this equation and how to get the answer...5/10= /6

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5/10 =  n/6
How do you solve this?  You first must think about what the relationship is between the 5 and the 10.     I'm going to "assume" you already know the 5/10 is the same as 1/2.  You already know that   5*2 = 10.
What number has the same relationship to 6 that 10 has to 5?  10 is twice as much as 5....6 is twice as much as3.
3/6 = 1/2      OOH    5/10 = 1/2, too!
You can also, as mentioned about, cross-multiply.
5/10    *   n/6      (5 * 6,   10 * n)    30/10n    divide both by 10 (gets 'n' alone) 3 = n
Prove it:   Put "3" in the unknown place    5/10 = 3/6     This is true.

hector5559

I think ill just have a sleeping pill and have a lie down Bob,
Bob/PKB

Sorry, I get carried away. Hope the explanation helps the q-asker a little bit.
Daisy!

excellent job!
chelleanne

I don't think you get carried away when answering math problems. You and I just don't give the answer, we give an explanation on how we got the answer. I too, think that an explanation will help the QA.

5/10 = x/6  >    5             x                     1            x

------  =  ---------    or,    ------  =  -------

10            6                     2            6

Cross multiply:                     30       10x             6            2x

Divide: Get x to itself.          -----  =  -------  or, ------  =  --------

10         10             2             2

x = 3

Check answer:  5/10 = 3/6      or,      1/2  =  3/6

1/2 = 1/2                  1/2 =  1/2

bowlesy

correct,but simply 5 into 10=2
so x =1/2 of 6
Daisy!

Very cool!
Bob/PKB

I enjoy doing the math problems "with" you. We are of like minds!

5/10=x/6 10x=30, cross multiply,  x=3.

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