How Do You Solve a Proportion Using the Multiplication Property of Equality?

How Do You Solve a Proportion Using the Multiplication Property of Equality?

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Trying to find a missing value in a ratio to create proportional ratios? You could use the multiplication property of equality! In this tutorial, see how to use this property to find a missing value in a ratio. Take a look!

Keywords:

problem

multiplication property of equality

algebra

proportion

isolate x

x

simplify

Background Tutorials

Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations).

You can't do algebra without working with variables, but variables can be confusing. If you've ever wondered what variables are, then this tutorial is for you!

Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p, q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers.

Solving equations can be tough, especially if you've forgotten or have trouble understanding the tools at your disposal. One of those tools is the multiplication property of equality, and it lets you multiply both sides of an equation by the same number. Watch the video to see it in action!

Further Exploration

Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems.

Trying to find a missing value in order to create a proportion with two ratios? Take the ratios in fraction form and identify their relationship. Use that relationship to find your missing value. This tutorial will show you how!