How do you solve #0.06x + 0.24 - 0.02x = 0.36#?

1 Answer
Jun 2, 2016

Answer:

The solution is #x=3#.

Explanation:

Bring all the quantities with x on one side of the #=# and the others on the other side remembering that the "jump" of the #=# changes the sign.

#0.06x+0.24-0.02x=0.36#
#0.06x-0.02x=0.36-0.24#

Now, on the left side we sum the numbers in front of the #x# and on the right we sum the numbers.

#(0.06-0.02)x=0.36-0.24#

#0.04x=0.12#

Finally we divide both sides for the number in front of #x# in order to cancel it and leave the #x# alone

#0.04/0.04x=0.12/0.04#
#x=0.12/0.04#
#x=3#.