## Converting Miles to Kilometers

We are given the estimation that **5 miles is approximately equal to 8 kilometers**. To convert 10 miles to kilometers, we can use this information to set up a proportion:

**5 miles / 8 kilometers = 10 miles / x kilometers**

Where 'x' represents the unknown number of kilometers.

To solve for 'x', we can cross-multiply:

**5 miles * x kilometers = 8 kilometers * 10 miles**

Simplifying the equation:

**5x = 80**

Finally, divide both sides by 5 to isolate 'x':

**x = 16**

Therefore, **10 miles is approximately equal to 16 kilometers**.