# How do you solve #.06a = 1.2#?

##### 2 Answers

Mar 26, 2016

#### Explanation:

Divide both sides by 0.06.

#a = 1.2/0.06#

#= 20#

Mar 26, 2016

#### Explanation:

To do this without a calculator, write

Then, we have

#3/50a=1.2#

We can also write

#3/50a=6/5#

Multiply both sides by

#a=6/5xx50/3#

We can rearrange this, since multiplication and division are commutative:

#a=6/3xx50/5#

#a=2xx10=20#