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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