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

Jun 2, 2016

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.

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

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

$\left(0.06 - 0.02\right) x = 0.36 - 0.24$

$0.04 x = 0.12$

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

$\frac{0.04}{0.04} x = \frac{0.12}{0.04}$
$x = \frac{0.12}{0.04}$
$x = 3$.