# Question #b7543

##### 3 Answers

#### Answer:

To solve for x, divide by 0.8.

#### Explanation:

This is a linear equation.

To solve we divide by the coefficient (0.8) in this case.

If you didn't have a calculator, leaving it as a fraction is fine :) .

#### Answer:

A none calculator 'cheat type' approach

Takes longer to explain than do the actual calculations. Also demonstrates 'distributive' property of multiplication in step 3.

#### Explanation:

If it is the decimals that are giving you a problem this is a way round it (for this question).

Given:

Multiply both sides by 10

Divide both sides by 8. This changes

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Bit of a cheat type approach (not really)

Note that

So if we apply three lots of

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Next step has to be 'jiggled' about a bit as part of it is

Note that