# SOLUTION: I need help on a proportional problem that I seen on the internet and I need it to be explained to me in lamen terms EXAMPLE:12/24=X/100 how do you determine the answer for the var

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Proportions Question 2663: I need help on a proportional problem that I seen on the internet and I need it to be explained to me in lamen terms EXAMPLE:12/24=X/100 how do you determine the answer for the variable "x"? Answer by xcentaur(357)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!12/24=X/100 12 - X 24 - 100 Consider them as such: 12 is to X what 24 is to 100 Cross multiply to get the value of X X=(12*100)/24=50 In other words,the ratio of 12 to 24 is the same ratio of X to 100,that is half. If the ratio was to change,the value of X would accordingly change also. Hope this helps, best of luck.