Posted by **Clare** on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 7:46pm.

Hi this question was already asked but there is still no correct answer. I can't seem to solve this for x correctly...I got 128 over 55 as an answer which can't be correct. Please help me find the correct answer! Thanks The equation is:

.05x-.6(x+2)=.08

Please show the work as well as the answer. Thanks again.

-C

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 7:54pm
.05x-.6(x+2)=.08

0.05x - 0.6x + 1.2 = 0.08

-0.55x = 0.08 - 1.2

-0.55x = -1.12

x = -1.12 / -0.55

x = 2.036

See if that solution works.

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**Clare**, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 7:57pm
No that's what someone else said and it doesn't work!! And I thought -.6 x 2= -1.2 not positive 1.2.

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 8:01pm
You're right. My sign is wrong.

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**Brian**, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 8:34pm
0.05x-0.6(x+2)=0.08

Multiply all terms by 100

5x-60(x+2)=8

5x-60x-120=8

-55x=128

x= -(128/55)

All you had to do was put the negative sign in the final answer.

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**Clare**, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 9:12pm
But that still doesn't work in the equation...does it?

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**Clare**, Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 4:50pm
Oh I guess it does. Thanks!

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