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Posted by **G** on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 11:06am.

X/10+1.7-1.7=-3.5-1.7

X/10=-5.20

X/10 . 10/1= 5.20 . 10

Why is the answer -52?

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**drwls**, Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 11:11amBecause X/10 = -5.2, which you already correctly derived.

The last step is to multiply both sides of the equation by 10.