# How do you solve #1.4x + 6.1= - 7.9#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

Which terms look alike and which terms look unlike one another?

There are two different terms in this equation: Numbers with an

If you look closely in the equation, you can see that 1.4 has an

I would place the terms with an

Firstly, you can see that 6.1 is now on the left of the equal sign. So now you want to send it to the right hand side of the equal sign. You also can see that 6.1 is being added by other numbers (because of the + sign).

If you take 6.1 to the right hand side, it will become SUBTRACTED BY (it becomes a -) some other terms, in other words, 6.1 will become -6.1.

So now you can solve the right hand side.

What is -7.9 - 6.1?

Yeah! It will give you -14

So,

Your main goal is to find out what is

Secondly, In order to find out what is

You can see that

Currently,

After taking 1.4 to the right hand side,

So now you can identify what is x by solving everything on the right hand side,

So