# How do you solve #\frac { n + 2} { n + 8} = \frac { 9} { 8}#?

Use cross-multiplication.

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To solve the equation (n + 2) / (n + 8) = 9 / 8, you can cross multiply to eliminate the denominators. Then, simplify and solve for n.

8(n + 2) = 9(n + 8)

8n + 16 = 9n + 72

Subtract 8n from both sides:

16 = n + 72

Subtract 72 from both sides:

-56 = n

So, the solution is n = -56.

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