Question

# What is the value of p in this proportion? 5/6 p= 2/3 1/2 enter your answer as a simplified fraction in the box. p =

Answer

1/3

- Cross-multiply to isolate p in the equation. 5/6 p= 2/3 1/2 becomes 5/6 p= 1/3.
- Multiply both sides by the reciprocal of 5/6 to solve for p. (6/5) * (5/6) p = (1/3) * (6/5) = 2/5.
- Simplify the expression. p = 2/5 * 5/6 = 1/3.