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How to solve 5/6 = x/12? Get the answer and stepwise instruction to solve linear equation in one variable 𝒙.

We have 56 = **x**12

Cross multiplying the ratios, gives

5 × 12 = 6**x**

or, 6**x** = 5 × 12

Divide both sides by 6, which is the coefficient of **x****Note: ** if a = b, then a ÷ c = b ÷ c

Therefore, 6**x**6 = 5 × 126

**x** = 606

To simplify, divide both numerator and denominator by 6, which is the GCF of 60 and 6:

**x** = 101 or, **x** = 10

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