How do you solve 1.3(x+5) = 45 ?

May 23, 2018

$x = \frac{385}{13}$

Explanation:

Multiply $1.3$ with the arguments inside the brackets:

$1.3 x + 1.3 \cdot 5 = 45$

Therefore:

$1.3 x + 6.5 = 45$

$1.3 x = 45 - 6.5$

$1.3 x = 38.5$

$x = \frac{38.5}{1.3}$

So

$x = \frac{385}{13}$