This time we need to do 2 steps to solve the equation. We notice there is a 4 on the bottom of the fraction.


This is equivalent to dividing by 4. The opposite to dividing by 4 is multiplying by 4. So we do that first:

`(3x)/4 xx 4=7xx4`

Cancelling the 4's on the left gives:


In the middle step we cancelled out the 4's, so we are left with no fraction.

Now we need to divide both sides by 3, since we have a "3×" on the left hand side of the equation.

`x=28/3=9 1/3`

Some countries (like the USA) will leave the answer as a single fraction (28/3), while the practice in other countries (like the UK and Australia) is to express the answer as a mixed numeral.


Is our answer correct?

Substituting our answer in the left hand side gives:

`(3x)/4=3/4 x=3/4 xx 28/3`

Canceling the 3's (which gives us 1) and the 28 with the 4 gives us 7:

`3/4 xx 28/3 = 7`

The right hand side in the question was 7, so we are confident our answer is correct.

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