Algebra

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

asked by Clare
  1. .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.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. No that's what someone else said and it doesn't work!! And I thought -.6 x 2= -1.2 not positive 1.2.

    posted by Clare
  3. You're right. My sign is wrong.


    posted by Ms. Sue
  4. 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.

    posted by Brian
  5. But that still doesn't work in the equation...does it?

    posted by Clare
  6. Oh I guess it does. Thanks!

    posted by Clare

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