# 3 over x equals 12 what does x equal?

like  3 on top of x like a fraction

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• 3/x = 12

x(3/x) = x * 12

3 = 12x

3/12 = 12x/12

1/4 = x

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• 3/x = 12

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x / 3 = 1/12

x = 3/12

x = 1/4

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• All the thumbs in the answers confuse me...

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• Anonymous
1 month ago

x = 4........................

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• 3/x = 12

x = 3/12 = 1/4 (or 0.25)

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• 3/x   = 12

3   =  12 x

x   =  1/4

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• If 3/x = 12 then x = 1/4 or 0.25

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• 3/x = 12

3 = 12x

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• The answer you're looking for is 1/4 or 0.25 which ever you prefer.

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• Anonymous
1 month ago

3/x = 12  (You can do the opposite of division by multiplying)

3 = 12x

0.25 = x

Just always remember you can move things to the other side of = as long as it's the opposite! (Addition to subtraction. Multiplication to division)

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