# Solve the proportion u / 4 = 11 / 17.

## Question:

Solve the proportion {eq}\dfrac u 4 = \dfrac {11}{17} {/eq}.

## Proportion:

In mathematics, the expression that said the value for two given fractions is equal is known as proportion. The problems related to proportion can be solved with the help of cross multiplication.

## Answer and Explanation:

The expression for the given proportion is,

{eq}\dfrac{u}{4} = \dfrac{{11}}{{17}} {/eq}

Solve the value for the value of u by using the cross multiplication technique,

{eq}\begin{align*} u &= \dfrac{{11}}{{17}} \times 4\\ &= \dfrac{{44}}{{17}} \end{align*} {/eq}

Thus, the value for u is {eq}\dfrac{{44}}{{17}} {/eq}.

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