# Topic 5: Proportions

Try the problem below. After you try the problem, you can watch a video to see a correct solution.
If $${ x + 6 }$$ is to $${ x -2 }$$ as $$10$$ is to $$-4$$, Find $$x$$.
 A $$\displaystyle{\frac{-2}{7}}$$ B $$\displaystyle{\frac{13}{7}}$$ C $$\displaystyle{\frac{-2}{3}}$$ D $$\displaystyle{\frac{2}{3}}$$ E $$\displaystyle{\frac{2}{7}}$$

After watching the video, try this problem to practice more.

If $${x – 4}$$ is to $${x + 1}$$ as $$-5$$ is to $$3$$, Find $$x$$.
 A $$\displaystyle{-\frac{1}{8}}$$ B $$\displaystyle{1}$$ C $$\displaystyle{\frac{7}{2}}$$ D $$\displaystyle{-\frac{17}{2}}$$ E $$\displaystyle{\frac{7}{8}}$$