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9-11.

Josue called his father to say that he was almost home. He had traveled $61.5$ miles, which was $\frac { 3 } { 4 }$ of the way home. Write and solve an equation to calculate the total distance he will travel to get home.

Let $x$ represent the total distance to home.

$\frac{3}{4}\; \text{of the total distance is 61.5 miles.}$

How can you represent this as an equation?

$\frac{3}{4}{\it x} = 61.5$

What does $x$ equal?