Algebra

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

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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